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[law-guh-ree-uh, log-uh-]
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  1. pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech.
  2. incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility.
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Origin of logorrhea

First recorded in 1900–05; logo- + -rrhea
Related formslog·or·rhe·ic, adjective
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Related Words for logorrhea

verboseness, verbiage, loquacity, prolixity, logorrhea, loquaciousness, talkativeness, grandiloquence, wordiness, verbosity, volubility, glibness, garrulity, diffusion, rhetoric, redundancy, copiousness, circumlocution, diffuseness, repetition

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Historical Examples of logorrhea

  • I've got enough trouble without your coming down with logorrhea.

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    Lester del Rey

Word Origin and History for logorrhea


1878, from logos + ending from diarrhea.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

logorrhea in Medicine


  1. Excessive use of words.
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