logorrhea


logorrhea
Rarely used term for abnormal or pathologic talkativeness or garrulousness. [logo- + G. rhoia, a flow]

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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 disorder
log·or·rhe·ic or chiefly Brit log·or·rhoe·ic -'rē-ik adj

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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.

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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


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