erotomania

noun
ero·​to·​ma·​nia | \ i-ˌrō-tə-ˈmā-nē-ə How to pronounce erotomania (audio) , -ˌrä- How to pronounce erotomania (audio) \

Definition of erotomania

1 : excessive sexual desire
2 : a psychological disorder marked by the delusional belief that one is the object of another person's love or sexual desire

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Other Words from erotomania

erotomaniac \ i-​ˌrō-​tə-​ˈmā-​nē-​ˌak How to pronounce erotomaniac (audio) , -​ˌrä-​ \ noun

Examples of erotomania in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His fiscal profligacy, repeated battles with addiction, and seeming erotomania, make Billy Carter, Hugh Rodham, and Roger Clinton look like Boy Scouts. Luke Thompson, National Review, "Why Trump Did Nothing Wrong in His Phone Call with Zelensky," 29 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of erotomania

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for erotomania

New Latin

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“Erotomania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erotomania. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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erotomania

noun
ero·​to·​ma·​nia | \ i-ˌrōt-ə-ˈmā-nē-ə How to pronounce erotomania (audio) , -ˌrät- How to pronounce erotomania (audio) \

Medical Definition of erotomania

1 : excessive sexual desire
2 : a psychological disorder marked by the delusional belief that one is the object of another person's love or sexual desire

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