Definition of logorrhea in English:


(British logorrhoea)


  • A tendency to extreme loquacity.

    • ‘Its topical references have badly dated; its surreal logorrhea was dated when it was written.’
    • ‘Who would have known that big dreams can be lost and small worlds can crumble, hinged on the correct spelling of cephalalgia, hypsometer or logorrhea?’
    • ‘Of course, practical explanations of the novel's logorrhea are possible.’
    • ‘Adam's a geek in the nicest sense of the word - and sometimes he could use a script editor to tame his logorrhea.’
    • ‘On the other hand, even Gould's persistent logorrhea has some redeeming consequences.’
    • ‘Such suspicions will only be confirmed by Gibson's idiosyncratic logorrhea in interviews before a hostile press which can and will use everything he says against him.’
    • ‘To Tom Wolfe, a dandy with an incurable bout of logorrhoea, words are like chips in Las Vegas.’
    • ‘The singer alternates between stunned silence and logorrhea.’
    • ‘An outbreak of logorrhoea on her part will not help matters, at all.’
    • ‘A couple of these essays are fatally infected by the particular strain of logorrhoea that afflicts so much current architectural theory.’
    wordiness, verboseness, loquacity, garrulity, talkativeness, volubility, expansiveness, babbling, blathering, waffling, prattling, prating, jabbering, gushing
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Early 20th century: from Greek logos word + rhoia flow.