logorrhea

noun

log·​or·​rhea ˌlȯ-gə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce logorrhea (audio)
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: excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness
logorrheic adjective

Examples of logorrhea in a Sentence

the article suffers from the logorrhea that infects so much academic writing
Recent Examples on the Web Just as the limitless space of web text tempts writers to indulge their logorrhea, the blinking, ever-transmuting, cartoonish interface of web browsers prevents would-be readers from paying attention to anything for longer than about 7 seconds. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 19 Sep. 2022 Nor has Musk kept his Twitter logorrhea in check in other respects. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2022 The sole exception to this scattershot logorrhea is Jia, a graceful young orphan with a special connection to Kong. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 1 Apr. 2021 The latest case is Twitter’s attempt Tuesday for the first time to fact-check Mr. Trump’s tweet logorrhea. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 27 May 2020 Their presence dramatized his absence, their logorrhea his silence. Gary Indiana, Harper's Magazine, 25 May 2020 But her tinny outrage and Tyler’s own dogmatic logorrhea begin to feel like exhibits in a playfully prickly riff on the inauthentic, the massaged and the cagily appropriated when telling stories. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2019 Audra is armed with a pronounced case of logorrhea, an untamed curiosity, an ability to befriend almost anyone. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, 31 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of logorrhea was circa 1892

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“Logorrhea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logorrhea. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

logorrhea

noun
log·​or·​rhea
variants or chiefly British logorrhoea
: pathologically excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness that is characteristic especially of the manic phase of bipolar disorder
logorrheic adjective
or chiefly British logorrhoeic

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