cacoëthes scribendi

cacoëthes scri·​ben·​di | \ -skrə̇ˈbendē, -ˌdī \

Definition of cacoëthes scribendi

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

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First Known Use of cacoëthes scribendi

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Cacoëthes scribendi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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