Definitions

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  • n. An excessive and often uncontrollable flow of words.
  • n. Excessive talkativeness.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek λόγος (logos, "word, utterance") + ῥοία (rhoia, "flow") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One doesn't need to read all of that logorrhoea, aka verbal diarrhea, to recognize a nut case.

    From pharmacy to faucet (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Thankfully, I no longer go to this abhorrent nonsense replete with its jazz band and rock presentations and prebyters who suffer from systemic logorrhoea with three sermons per session and the uncontrollable urge to try to explain, even if poorly, everything they are doing.

    More inculturation and liturgical "updating", courtesy of the Asian bishops

  • By 0730 I usually find myself in a state of logorrhoea and emotional disinhibition.

    Planet Atheism

  • The spoken form of logorrhoea (other than in the medical sense) is a kind of verbosity which uses superfluous

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  • Benway cannot converse, he can only speechify and justify every cruelty and abomination through a logorrhoea of logic that bypasses deductive and inductive argument as well as all human empathy and feeling.

    Comments for RealityStudio

  • And there is absolutely no enthusiasm for Gabble's Labourite logorrhoea either.

    politicalbetting.com

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  • 'I must like a whore unpack my heart with words.' 'Of course, but why?' 'Congenital logorrhoea.' From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    March 3, 2012

  • I'd always prefer the slang usage, "Verbal diarrhoea"

    August 31, 2010

  • Logorrhoea — an excessively wordy style of abstract prose lacking concrete meaning, i.e. nonsense

    Bet you thought it meant something else...

    September 27, 2008