cacoëthes scribendi

noun cacoëthes scri·ben·di \-skrə̇ˈbendē, -ˌdī\

Definition of cacoëthes scribendi

  1. :  an uncontrollable urge to write his book tempts us to encourage him in a senile cacoëthes scribendiSpectator

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Origin and Etymology of cacoëthes scribendi


First Known Use: 1753

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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