Definition of Onomatomania

1. Noun. Obsession with a particular word which the person uses repeatedly or which intrudes into consciousness.

Generic synonyms: Compulsion, Obsession



Definition of Onomatomania

1. Noun. An unnatural obsession with a particular word ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Onomatomania

1. An abnormal impulse to dwell upon certain words and their supposed significance, or to frantically try to recall a particular word. Origin: G. Onoma, name, + mania, frenzy (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Onomatomania

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onomastic
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onomatapoeia
onomatechny
onomatologies
onomatologist
onomatologists
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onomatomania (current term)
onomatope
onomatopeia
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onomatopes
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onomatopies
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onomatopoetic

Literary usage of Onomatomania

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1. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1893)
"Under the name onomatomania(name- or word- madness), MM. ... In the group they include also a form of onomatomania that I have not yet alluded to. ..."

2. Mental Pathology in Its Relation to Normal Psychology: A Course of Lectures by Gustav Störring (1907)
"In cases of impulsive verbal obsessions *, or onomatomania, as it is also called ... The term onomatomania, however, is used not only for verbal obsessions, ..."

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