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sexaholism

Definition:

an addicted to sex

Class:

motive noun (goals)

Usage:

informal

Related to:

sexaholic

Plural:

sexaholisms

Original source:

Memidex

Etymology:

sex + -holism imitating alcoholism
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Sexual addiction | sex addiction

a conceptual model devised in order to provide a scientific explanation for sexual urges, behaviors, or thoughts that appear extreme in frequency or feel out of one's control--in terms of being a literal addiction to sexual activity. This phenomenon is... (41 of 5267 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sexual addiction

Wiktionary:

sexaholism

addiction to sex (3 of 35 words, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sexaholism

Collins Dictionary:

cacoethes | mania [synonym]

an uncontrollable urge or desire, especially for something harmful; mania (10 of 270 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cacoethes

Merriam-Webster:

mania | aberration [synonym, sense-specific] | dementia [synonym, sense-specific] | derangement [synonym, sense-specific] | lunacy [synonym, sense-specific] | madness [synonym, sense-specific] | insanity [synonym, sense-specific] | rage [archaic, synonym, sense-specific] | mind [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

excitement manifested by mental and physical hyperactivity, disorganization ... | excessive or unreasonable enthusiasm [often used in combination]; ... (17 of 163 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mania

American Heritage Dictionary:

mania

An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire; a craze | [psychiatry] A manifestation of bipolar disorder, characterized by profuse and ... (19 of 60 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mania

Cambridge Dictionary:

mania [entry 1, disapproving]

a very strong interest in something which fills a person's mind or uses up all their time (17 of 45 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mania 1

mania [entry 2]

a state in which someone directs all their attention to one particular thing | [specialized] a state of extreme physical and mental activity, often ... (23 of 59 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mania 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mania [countable/uncountable] | manias [plural]

an extremely strong enthusiasm for something, especially among a lot of people | a mental illness that makes someone behave in an extremely excited ... (23 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mania

Oxford Dictionary:

cacoethes

Syllabification: (cac·o·e·thes) | [singular, rare] | an irresistible urge to do something inadvisable. (11 of 45 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/cacoethes

cacoethes [singular, rare]

an urge to do something inadvisable (6 of 41 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cacoethes

New World Dictionary:

cacoethes

a hankering (to do something); mania (6 of 21 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cacoethes

Britannica Encyclopedia:

mania [psychiatry]

in psychiatric terminology, any abnormal or unusual state of excitement, as in the manic phase of bipolar disorder. (18 of 19 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/362144​/mania

Random House Dictionary:

cacoëthes | cacoethes

an irresistible urge; mania. (4 of 10 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/cacoethes

Encarta Dictionary:

mania | manias [plural]

an excessive and intense interest in or enthusiasm for something | a psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive physical activity, rapidly ... (19 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628185​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

sexaholism

Origin: sex + -holism imitating alcoholism

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sexaholism

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