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


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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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  • Vexation at having difficulty in finding the right word.

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  • I have also seen this word used as difficulty remembering a particular word.

    I like this sentence:

    Someone who reads the dictionary rarely suffers from onomatomania.

    because it has at least two meanings.

    1. If you are reading the dictionary rarely, then it will lead to onomatomania.

    2. If you are reading the dictionary, then it will rarely lead to onomatomania.

    December 10, 2017