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

Definition of logorrhea

: excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness

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 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 See More

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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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“Logorrhea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logorrhea. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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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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