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logorrhea

[law-guh-ree-uh, log-uh-] /ˌlɔ gəˈri ə, ˌlɒg ə-/
noun
1.
pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech.
2.
incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; logo- + -rrhea
Related forms
logorrheic, adjective
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Examples for logorrhea
  • Moody has continued turning out those terrifically weird sentences, long incantatory jags of deadpan logorrhea.
  • Serious writers are sometimes mocked for logorrhea as well.
  • Her logorrhea may deflect grief and loss, but it also rebuffs everyone around her.
  • It's no wonder some suffer from logorrhea dementia, the malady of being driven insane by the act of talking too much.
British Dictionary definitions for logorrhea

logorrhoea

/ˌlɒɡəˈrɪə/
noun
1.
excessive, uncontrollable, or incoherent talkativeness
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Word Origin and History for logorrhea
n.

1878, from logos + ending from diarrhea.

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logorrhea in Medicine

logorrhea log·or·rhe·a (lŏg'ə-rē'ə)
n.
Excessive use of words.

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