The patriarch of the family asks for the private eye's help after his nymphomaniac daughter becomes involved in blackmail and murder.—Mike Quinn
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No one would celebrate an epidemic of cannibalistic zombies or the takeover of Montreal by a gang of nymphomaniacs.—Becca Rothfeld, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2024 One day, he is plucked from the slush pile by one of the company’s founders, Warren Landry (the sole Landry at Landry, Landry and Bartlett, despite the company’s name), to edit a book about Ethel Rosenberg, which depicts her as a nymphomaniac delighted to be spying for the Russians.—New York Times, 28 June 2021 The 2006 Paramount Pictures film about a bluesman and a nymphomaniac became a hit on the service in 2015.—Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg.com, 10 Feb. 2023
Her character imposing a maritime eulogy for her nymphomaniac mother on a group of strangers proved to be one of several darkly comedic scenes that helped win Coolidge an Emmy, a Critics Choice Award, a SAG Award and a Golden Globe.—Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 May 2023
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nymphomaniac from nymph + -o- + maniac "mad, insane" (borrowed from Middle French maniaque "mad, frenzied" and its source, Medieval Latin maniacus), after nymphomania; nymphomaniacal from nymphomaniac, adjective + -al entry 1 — more at maniac entry 1