[ kop-ruh-ley-lee-uh ]
/ ˌkɒp rəˈleɪ li ə /
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the obsessive use of scatological language.
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OTHER WORDS FROM coprolaliacop·ro·la·li·ac [kop-ruh-ley-lee-ak], /ˌkɒp rəˈleɪ liˌæk/, adjective
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How to use coprolalia in a sentence
They resemble coprolalia, salutations, etc., in being accidental and not essential symptoms.
Among those who suffer from obsessions mental coprolalia is far from uncommon.
At a later stage a fairly definite tendency to coprolalia became manifest.
British Dictionary definitions for coprolalia
/ (ˌkɒprəˈleɪlɪə) /
obsessive use of obscene or foul language
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Medical definitions for coprolalia
[ kŏp′rə-lā′lē-ə ]
The uncontrolled or involuntary use of obscene or scatological language that may accompany certain mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or Tourette's syndrome.
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