writer's block

noun
|Updated on: 5 May 2018

Definition of writer's block

: a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece

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1949

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WRITER'S BLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

writer's block

Definition of writer's block for English Language Learners

  • : the problem of not being able to think of something to write about or not being able to finish writing a story, poem, etc.


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writer's block

noun wri·ter's block \ ˈrīt-ərz- \

medical Definition of writer's block

: a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece of writing

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