- Rarely used term for abnormal or pathologic talkativeness or garrulousness. [logo- + G. rhoia, a flow]
* * *log·or·rhea or chiefly Brit log·or·rhoea .lȯg-ə-'rē-ə, .läg- n pathologically excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness that is characteristic esp. of the manic phase of bipolar disorderlog·or·rhe·ic or chiefly Brit log·or·rhoe·ic -'rē-ik adj
* * *log·or·rhea (log″o-reґə) [logo- + -rrhea] excessive volubility, with rapid, pressured speech, as seen in manic episodes of bipolar disorder and in some types of schizophrenia. Called also agitolalia, agitophasia, pressured speech, tachylalia, tachyphasia, and verbomania.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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logorrhea — 1878, from LOGOS (Cf. logos) + ending from DIARRHEA (Cf. diarrhea) … Etymology dictionary
logorrhea — [lôg΄ə rē′ə] n. [ModL: see LOGO & RRHEA] excessive talkativeness, esp. when incoherent and uncontrollable logorrheic [lôg΄ə rē′ik] adj … English World dictionary
logorrhea — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1892 excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness • logorrheic adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
logorrhea — logorrheic, adj. /law geuh ree euh, log euh /, n. 1. pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech. 2. incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility. [1900 05; LOGO + RRHEA] * * * … Universalium
logorrhea — noun a) An excessive and often uncontrollable flow of words. b) Excessive talkativeness. Syn: verbal diarrhea … Wiktionary
logorrhea — Synonyms and related words: abundance, amplitude, cloud of words, copiousness, diffuseness, diffusion, diffusiveness, effusion, effusiveness, extravagance, exuberance, fecundity, fertility, flow of words, fluency, flux of words, formlessness,… … Moby Thesaurus
logorrhea — n. excessive talkativeness (symptom of certain mental disorders) … English contemporary dictionary
logorrhea — log·or·rhea … English syllables
logorrhea — log•or•rhe•a [[t]ˌlɔ gəˈri ə, ˌlɒg ə [/t]] n. 1) pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech 2) incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility • Etymology: 1900–05 log or•rhe′ic, adj … From formal English to slang
logorrhea — Excessive talking (or verbal diarrhea) … Grandiloquent dictionary