- a woman who has abnormally excessive and uncontrollable sexual desire.
- (of a woman) afflicted with abnormally excessive sexual desire.
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Examples from the Web for nymphomaniac
But he broke it to discuss the uncut version of Nymphomaniac at the Venice Film Festival (kind of).Lars von Trier Breaks His Vow of Silence to Discuss ‘Nymphomaniac’ in Venice
September 1, 2014
But even his biggest defenders will flinch at the assaults, sexual or not, that Joe has to endure in Nymphomaniac.
The best and hardest thing about Nymphomaniac is watching the toll that sex takes on Joe.
The character of Joe in Nymphomaniac is a fascinating one, to say the least.Uma Thurman on ‘Nymphomaniac,’ Lars von Trier’s Alleged Misogyny, and Women’s Sexual Double-Standard
March 17, 2014
Nymphomaniac opens in darkness—as in the screen is literally black for what seems like a minute.‘Nymphomaniac,’ Lars von Trier’s Icy Orgy of Sex and Self-Loathing, Bows At Sundance
January 23, 2014
For an instant "nymphomaniac" flashed across his consciousness.Painted Veils
You certainly had your hands full—a dual personality and a nymphomaniac.The Bright Messenger
Nelda is the nymphomaniac sister, and Geraldine is the dipsomaniac.Murder in the Gunroom
Henry Beam Piper
A nymphomaniac, in 1688, caused the Valencia tribunal an even longer term of perplexity.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3
Henry Charles Lea
The maternal great-grandmother was a nymphomaniac, whose son married a woman of loose morals, by whom a daughter was born.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
Word Origin and History for nymphomaniac
1861 (adj.), 1867 (n.), from nymphomania.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper