Definitions for cacoëthesˌkæk oʊˈi θiz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cac•o•ë•thesˌkæk oʊˈi θiz(n.)

or cac•o•e•thes

  1. an irresistible urge; mania.

Origin of cacoëthes:

1555–65; < L < Gk kakóēthes, neut. (used as n.) of kakoḗthēs malignant, lit., of bad character; see caco -, ethos

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mania, passion, cacoethes(noun)

    an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

Wiktionary

  1. cacoethes(Noun)

    compulsion; mania

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cacoethes(noun)

    a bad custom or habit; an insatiable desire; as, cacoethes scribendi, "The itch for writing"

  2. Cacoethes(noun)

    a bad quality or disposition in a disease; an incurable ulcer

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