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  • n. An unnatural obsession with a particular word

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Obsession by a word or name; constant involuntary dwelling of the mind upon some one word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. obsession with a particular word which the person uses repeatedly or which intrudes into consciousness

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  • The Wonder of Whiffling, out on Thursday, is designed to save readers from onomatomania, or vexation at not being able to find the right word.

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  • "I sincerely hope that you enjoy reading it, and that it saves you both from mulligrubs, depression of spirits, and onomatomania, vexation in having difficulty finding the right word."

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  • Rather it turned him into a mafflard (a stuttering or blundering fool), bedevilled by onomatomania (vexation at having difficulty in finding the right word).

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