logorrhea

noun
log·or·rhea | \ˌlȯ-gə-ˈrē-ə, ˌlä-\

Definition of logorrhea 

: excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness

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Other Words from logorrhea

logorrheic \ˌlȯ-gə-ˈrē-ik, ˌlä- \ adjective

Examples of logorrhea in a Sentence

the article suffers from the logorrhea that infects so much academic writing

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Audra is armed with a pronounced case of logorrhea, an untamed curiosity, an ability to befriend almost anyone. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Looking for a blissful summer novel? Here it is: “Standard Deviation”," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of logorrhea

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for logorrhea

New Latin

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The first known use of logorrhea was circa 1892

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logorrhea

noun
log·or·rhea
variants: or chiefly British logorrhoea \ˌlȯg-ə-ˈrē-ə, ˌläg- \

Medical Definition of logorrhea 

: pathologically excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness that is characteristic especially of the manic phase of bipolar disorder

Other Words from logorrhea

logorrheic or chiefly British logorrhoeic \-ˈrē-ik \ adjective

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