cacoethic

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cacoethes (ˌkækəʊˈiːθiːz)
 
n
an uncontrollable urge or desire, esp for something harmful; mania: a cacoethes for smoking
 
[C16: from Latin cacoēthes malignant disease, from Greek kakoēthēs of an evil disposition, from kakoscaco- + ēthos character]
 
cacoethic
 
adj

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