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Meaning of "kleptomaniac" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF KLEPTOMANIAC

kleptomaniac  [ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪnɪæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KLEPTOMANIAC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kleptomaniac is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KLEPTOMANIAC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Kleptomania

Kleptomania is the inability to refrain from the urge to steal items and is done for reasons other than personal use or financial gain. First described in 1816, kleptomania is classified in psychiatry as an impulse control disorder. Alternatively, some of the main characteristics of the disorder, which consist of recurring intrusion feelings, an inability to resist the urge to steal, and a release of pressure following the theft, suggest that kleptomania could be an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder, although this is disputed. The disorder is frequently under-diagnosed and is regularly associated with other psychiatric disorders, particularly anxiety and eating disorders, and alcohol and substance abuse. Patients with kleptomania are typically treated with therapies in other areas due to the comorbid grievances rather than issues directly related to kleptomania. Over the last 100 years, a shift from psychotherapeutic to psychopharmacological interventions for kleptomania has occurred.

Definition of kleptomaniac in the English dictionary

The definition of kleptomaniac in the dictionary is a person suffering from kleptomania.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KLEPTOMANIAC


anglomaniac
ˌæŋɡləʊˈmeɪnɪæk
anthomaniac
ˌænθəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
bibliomaniac
ˌbɪblɪəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
cleptomaniac
ˌklɛptəˈmeɪnɪæk
egomaniac
ˌiːɡəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
ergomaniac
ˌɜːɡəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
erotomaniac
ɪˌrɒtəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
etheromaniac
ˌiːθərəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
megalomaniac
ˌmɛɡələʊˈmeɪnɪæk
melomaniac
ˌmeləˈmeɪnɪæk
monomaniac
mɒnəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
morphinomaniac
ˌmɔːfɪnəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
mythomaniac
ˌmɪθəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
necromaniac
ˌnekrəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
nymphomaniac
ˌnɪmfəˈmeɪnɪæk
opsomaniac
ˌɒpsəˈmeɪnɪæk
pyromaniac
ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
technomaniac
ˌtɛknəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
theomaniac
ˌθɪəˈmeɪnɪæk
timbromaniac
ˌtɪmbrəʊˈmeɪnɪæk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KLEPTOMANIAC

kleinhuisie
Kleist
Klemperer
klendusic
klendusity
klepht
klephtic
klephtism
klepto
kleptocracies
kleptocracy
kleptocratic
kleptomania
klett
kletterschuh
kletterschuhe
klezmer
klezmer music

WORDS THAT END LIKE KLEPTOMANIAC

algolagniac
ammoniac
brainiac
Cluniac
demoniac
dipsomaniac
eniac
gum ammoniac
hdipsomaniac
hebephreniac
insomniac
maniac
neurastheniac
orchidomaniac
pandemoniac
phagomaniac
sal ammoniac
sex maniac
simoniac

Synonyms and antonyms of kleptomaniac in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «kleptomaniac» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KLEPTOMANIAC

Find out the translation of kleptomaniac to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of kleptomaniac from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «kleptomaniac» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

盗窃癖
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cleptómano
570 millions of speakers

English

kleptomaniac
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्लेपटोमानीया से बिमार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مهووس بالاختلاس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

клептоманом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cleptomaníaco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চৌর্যোন্মাদগ্রস্ত ব্যক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

kleptomane
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kleptomaniac
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kleptomane
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

手長
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

도벽
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kleptomaniac
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người có tật ăn cắp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அனிச்சை திருடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्लेप्टोमनीएक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kleptoman
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cleptomane
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kleptomana
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

клептоманом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cleptoman
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κλεπτομανής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kleptomaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kleptoman
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kleptoman
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of kleptomaniac

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KLEPTOMANIAC»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KLEPTOMANIAC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kleptomaniac

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KLEPTOMANIAC»

Discover the use of kleptomaniac in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kleptomaniac and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Death of a Kleptomaniac
From critically acclaimed author Kristen Tracy, Death of a Kleptomaniac is the heartfelt story of one girl''s search for redemption, a family''s encounter with grief, and love''s power to rise above even the most final of boundaries.
Kristen Tracy, 2012
2
Warrant in Contemporary Epistemology: Essays in Honor of ...
To see that, recall the first, nonmisleading Grabit Case in which S lacked knowledge because Tom did, indeed, have a kleptomaniac identical twin who was in the library on the day in question. The proposition "Tom has a kleptomaniac ...
Alvin Plantinga, Jonathan L. Kvanvig, 1996
3
The End of Rejection: Your Past Is Not Your Future
In the original language it is the word klepto, from which we get the word " kleptomaniac." A kleptomaniac is a thief— a particular kind of thief. If you were to inadvertently invite a kleptomaniac into your house, he might pose as a friend or  ...
Chris Hayward, 2007
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Free Will (Second Edition):
For of the kleptomaniac it may well be true that he would have done otherwise if he had tried. The kleptomaniac is not responsible because he could not have tried. Ofthe victim of hypnosis it may well be true that he would have done otherwise ...
Derk Pereboom, 2009
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Freedom Within Reason
The case of the kleptomaniac differs from the others in not involving external manipulation at all. Yet like the hypnotized woman, the kleptomaniac seems to have a desire she cannot help having, and like the coerced man, the kleptomaniac ...
Susan Wolf, 1993
6
Ethics and Practical Reason
(ii) Kleptomaniac Kleptomaniac has a compulsive desire to steal groceries. Whenever he goes to the supermarket he therefore finds himself concealing items and bringing them home without paying for them. He does not believe that this is in ...
Garrett Cullity, Berys Gaut, 1997
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Before the Nickelodeon: Edwin S. Porter and the Edison ...
Finally, once arrested, the wealthy kleptomaniac is treated with a courtesy and leniency denied the more deserving mother. The media during this era frequently criticized and visualized the inequities of a judicial system that favored the rich ...
Charles Musser, 1991
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Disruptive Acts: The New Woman in Fin-de-Siecle France
0 But the fin-de-siecle cabotines examined in this chapter suggest that the New Woman should take her place aside the prostitute and the kleptomaniac as a central figure in the history of commodity culture. Her presence signals to us that  ...
Mary Louise Roberts, 2002
9
Theodore Gericault Paintings: The Raft of the Medusa, ...
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Books, LLC, 2010
10
Shoplifting: A Social History
Shoplifting is a practice that has been engaged in for centuries, but it was only after the Civil War that the prevalence of shoplifting and societal awareness of it, became significant.
Kerry Segrave, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KLEPTOMANIAC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kleptomaniac is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ex-Militants: PDP Celebrating Frivolities - News on Naij.com
... stated that the Buhari administration has added over $2bn to the foreign reserve as against the daily depletion under the “kleptomaniac” rule of Jonathan. «NAIJ.COM, Jul 15»
2
Newlywed couple owes their love to Lizzie Borden
Some even think of her as a kleptomaniac, or a victim of incest. But a matchmaker? That's new. Actually, more than one couple has come ... «Fall River Herald News, Jul 15»
3
That Kleptomaniac Paramount Thief
All the cows in Kukuna are afraid of this violent Paramount Thief who has metamorphosed into a celebrated and seasoned kleptomaniac. «Sierra Express Media, Jul 15»
4
Review: The Thieving Magpie, Midland Opera at the Crescent Theatre
But I can't end without a mention of the wonderful kleptomaniac magpie, deftly manipulated by Deborah Johnson, who also did a tremendous ... «Birmingham Post, Jul 15»
5
Nkrumahism, The Can Of Worms I Opened – Capitalism IV
Again, he accused Yeltsin of being corrupt and kleptomaniac when I quoted his words in one of my articles. This is what he got to rationalise. «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
6
It's lion vs. Christian in Nora Theatre's 'Saving Kitty'
Huntley is the director of public information at the United Nations; Kate played town kleptomaniac Mary Davenport on the TV soap “As the World ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
7
Book Review: Armada by Ernest Cline - Back to Your Games!
... a freak accident that would give me super powers, or perhaps the sudden appearance of a band of time-traveling kleptomaniac dwarves. «Three If By Space, Jul 15»
8
You've Gotta See This Seagull Steal A GoPro Camera And Fly Away …
... Seagull Wasn't Goring People! ] Ch-ch-check out a kleptomaniac seagull take off with a GoPro that was recording the entire thing (below): ... «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
9
Ashley Hayden back on TV in telenovela
She played a kleptomaniac in the Afrikaans soapie. In fact, she was so convincing in the three weeks that she inhabited the character, that ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
10
Marvel vs Fox: Which Quicksilver Was Better? You Decide!
Their portrayal of the character was of an angry young man rather than that of a kleptomaniac teenager full of sarcasm and wit. Rather than him ... «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Kleptomaniac [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/kleptomaniac>. Sep 2021 ».
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