onomatomania

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun An unnatural obsession with a particular word

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We spanking our vicious web site hosting company auditorium austerely a onomatomania ago and are nifedipine to go devoutly into the virgo to reserpine ottoman weaned toxicodendrons to anesthesiology swami an goofy.

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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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  • I have this for kenspeckle.

    February 18, 2007

  • Plinth. Plinth, plinth, plinth.

    February 20, 2008

  • mulct. mulct. mulct. mulct. mulcty mc mulcterson.

    February 20, 2008

  • Plinth. Thrip. Plinth. Thrip. Plinth. Thrip. Plinth. Thrip.

    February 20, 2008

  • Islets of Langerhans. Islets of Langerhans. Islets of Langerhans.

    February 21, 2008

  • Bovilexia is proving to be another example.

    February 21, 2008

  • JM knows there is a word for onomatomania but just can’t recall it

    March 25, 2009

  • Vexation at having difficulty in finding the right word.

    May 2, 2009

  • Colloquial. Kuh Low kii ul.

    December 8, 2009

  • I had no idea there was a word for this.

    February 23, 2010