cacoëthes scribendi

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Latin

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caco%C3%ABthes%20scribendi. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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