cacoëthes scribendi


cacoëthes scri·​ben·​di
: an uncontrollable urge to write
his book tempts us to encourage him in a senile cacoëthes scribendiSpectator

Word History



First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cacoëthes scribendi was in 1753

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“Cacoëthes scribendi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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