log·​or·​rhea | \ ˌlȯ-gə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce logorrhea (audio) , ˌlä- \

Definition of logorrhea

: excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness

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Other Words from logorrhea

logorrheic \ ˌlȯ-​gə-​ˈrē-​ik How to pronounce logorrhea (audio) , ˌlä-​ \ adjective

Examples of logorrhea in a Sentence

the article suffers from the logorrhea that infects so much academic writing
Recent Examples on the Web The sole exception to this scattershot logorrhea is Jia, a graceful young orphan with a special connection to Kong. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Review: A Mental Mush of a Monster Mash," 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, "Twitter Plays Into Trump’s Hands," 27 May 2020 Their presence dramatized his absence, their logorrhea his silence. Gary Indiana, Harper's Magazine, "Always Leave Them Wanting Less," 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, "Review: ‘The Plagiarists’ is an adventurous comic thumping," 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, "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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8 Apr 2021

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“Logorrhea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logorrhea. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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variants: or chiefly British logorrhoea \ ˌlȯg-​ə-​ˈrē-​ə, ˌläg-​ How to pronounce logorrhea (audio) \

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 How to pronounce logorrhea (audio) \ adjective

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