from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or suffering from dysphasia.
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Language dysfunction is known as dysphasic language dysfunction.
Co-written by the Cribs 'Ryan Jarman, "What Is My Role" is a dysphasic existentialist keeper.
It only took a second for my tongue to say it, but hours to reflect on the implications of my dysphasic faux pas.
Consider the Bush brand of big-government, worse-than-nanny-state, fiscally-catastrophic, corrupt, sexually dysphasic, follow-the-fuhrer conservativism which has so lately begun to become unfashionable in Washington thank the FSM, ra-men!
Was he really dysphasic in his final years, or does that diagnosis cloak a more sinister reality?
A symptom of migraine aura is "dysphasic language dysfunction," in which people know what they want to say but they can't get the words out.
The severe affliction suffered by so many of Herzog's characters-the dysphasic Kasper Hauser, utterly deprived of human contact for the majority of his life; the god-fearing, paranoid-schizophrenic Woyzeck; the traumatized prisoner of war, Dieter Dengler-is always presented as a means by which these characters achieve what Herzog calls "a radical human dignity."
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