Excessive or incoherent talkativeness; a synonym for verbosity. In psychology logorrhea represents a communication disorder of incoherent speech.


Dated back to 1878, this word stems from the Greek logos, representing a word, and the Greek suffix of ‘rrhoea’ coined by Hippocrates and representing anything that is flowing through something else. And yes, the resemblance to diarrhea is not accidental, both came about from the same flowing origin.

Why this word?

Because the British use the phrase verbal diarrhea, a phrase that is also found in the Urban English Dictionary with quite a few meanings to it, mostly representing a person who speaks his mind without any filters, consequences of which could be profoundly funny or insulting, to the one listener.

Another definition is of ‘a condition suffered by an individual who has the inability to shut the f*** up’.

How to use logorrhea?  

Simply as a noun standing for what it stands for. “David had a crazy logorrhea at work today, too bad the boss heard, he may be fired!

Dana should really learn how to control her logorrhea; it will one day surely cost her…”

I had this very bad case of logorrhea last night… David almost broke up with me“.


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Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.


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