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  • adj. Affected by, or pertaining to, aphasia.
  • n. One who is afflicted by symptoms of aphasia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or affected by, aphasia; speechless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling aphasia; suffering from aphasia.
  • n. A person affected with aphasia.

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

  • adj. unable to speak because of a brain lesion
  • adj. related to or affected by aphasia
  • n. someone affected by aphasia or inability to use or understand language


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Most recent evidence shows that some infants who undego brain surgery do indeed suffer language impairment; and, conversely, that some aphasic adults may relocate part of their language functions in the right hemisphere (p. 98)

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  • From there she found nervy roles and they found her: an explosive pro boxer in "Fighting Words," a stuttering, seizure prone South Londoner in Sarah Kane's "Blasted," and a stammering aphasic in Sam Shepherd's "A Lie of the Mind."

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  • Like he recognizes it is English but in some aphasic way it doesnt make sense

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  • (Even Ike's famously rambling press-conference answers, according to his press secretary, were purposeful obfuscations rather than aphasic incompetence.)

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  • I remember meeting an aphasic patient in his 70s who had lost his English very largely but who was able to produce some words in a foreign language.

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  • Someone played saxophone badly on a rooftop a block away, and was still playing as my electric typewriter smacked the manuscript paper keeping broken time with the aphasic saxman.

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  • Whenever you so much as mention the idea of an Obama presidency to one of them, they become almost aphasic with inchaoate fear -- it's like they believe that the day he's inaugurated a vast secret army of gigantic black men will be unleashed for a Satanic orgy of rape and pillage and murder directed particularly toward old white women.

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  • Far less condescending to call that black candidate an aphasic idiot than to call him or her "articulate."

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  • That evening she visited Joe Kennedy, the stroke-addled, aphasic patriarch of the clan.

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  • The writing in The Picture of Dorian Gray was poor – characters lecturing each other, aphasic dialogue, book-saidism, and when was the last time you saw someone “knit their brows”?

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