[ ey-lek-suh-thahy-mee-uh ]
/ ˌeɪ lɛk səˈθaɪ mi ə /

noun Psychiatry.

difficulty in experiencing, expressing, and describing emotional responses.

Origin of alexithymia

a-6 + Greek léxi(s) speech (see alexia) + -thymia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for alexithymia


[ ə-lĕk′sə-thīmē-ə ]


Inability to describe emotions in a verbal manner.
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