nympholepsy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

nympho- +‎ -lepsy

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɪmfəˌlɛpsi/

NounEdit

nympholepsy (plural nympholepsies)

  1. A frenzied state of (usually erotic) emotion, especially concerning something or someone unattainable.
    • 1852, Mary Edgewood Lazarus, Love Vs. Marriage: Part 1, page 292
      If young persons of both sexes were brought together in the honest practical relations of organized labor, we should see no more of these fond nympholepsies

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Last modified on 1 December 2011, at 04:57