noun para·mim·ia \ˌparəˈmimēə\

Definition of paramimia




  1. :  a misuse of gestures in expressing thought that produces an appearance of inappropriateness of affect

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Origin and Etymology of paramimia

New Latin, from 1para- + Greek mimia, mimeia mimicry, from mimeisthai to imitate, represent + -ia -y — more at mime

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a brief usually trivial fact

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