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Meaning of "nymphomaniac" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NYMPHOMANIAC

nymphomaniac  [ˌnɪmfəˈmeɪnɪæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NYMPHOMANIAC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nymphomaniac is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES NYMPHOMANIAC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hypersexuality

Hypersexuality is extremely frequent or suddenly increased sexual urges or sexual activity. Although hypersexuality can be caused by some medical conditions or medications, in most cases the cause is unknown. Mental health problems such as bipolar disorders can give rise to hypersexuality, and alcohol and some drugs can affect social and sexual inhibitions in some people. A number of theoretical models have been used to explain or treat hypersexuality. The most common one, especially in the popular media, is the sexual addiction approach, but sexologists have not reached any consensus. Alternative explanations for the condition include compulsive and impulsive behavioral models. The International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization includes "Excessive Sexual Drive" —which is divided into satyriasis for males and nymphomania for females—and "Excessive Masturbation". A proposal to include a diagnosis called hypersexual disorder, simply describing the symptom without implying any specific theory, is under consideration for inclusion in the appendix of the DSM, but not in the main list of official diagnoses.

Definition of nymphomaniac in the English dictionary

The definition of nymphomaniac in the dictionary is of or relating to a neurotic condition in women in which the symptoms are a compulsion to have sexual intercourse with as many men as possible and an inability to have lasting relationships with them.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NYMPHOMANIAC


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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NYMPHOMANIAC

nymphaea
nymphaeaceous
nymphaeum
nymphal
nymphalid
nymphean
nymphet
nymphetic
nymphic
nymphical
nymphish
nymphlike
nymphly
nympho
nympholepsies
nympholepsy
nympholept
nympholeptic
nymphomania
nymphomaniacal

WORDS THAT END LIKE NYMPHOMANIAC

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 nymphomaniac in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «nymphomaniac» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NYMPHOMANIAC

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

Translator English - Chinese

慕男狂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ninfómana
570 millions of speakers

English

nymphomaniac
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

nymphomaniac
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شبق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нимфоманка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ninfomaníaca
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কামবাইগ্রস্ত স্ত্রীলোক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nymphomane
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nymphomaniac
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nymphoman
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

淫乱な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여자 색정 증 환자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nymphomaniac
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Nymphomaniac
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

nymphomaniac
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निप्पोनीयाक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

seks düşkünü kadın
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ninfomane
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nimfomanka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

німфоманка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nimfomana
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νυμφομανής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nimfomaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nymphomaniac
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nymfoman
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nymphomaniac

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NYMPHOMANIAC»

The term «nymphomaniac» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.868 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NYMPHOMANIAC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «nymphomaniac» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «nymphomaniac» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NYMPHOMANIAC»

Discover the use of nymphomaniac in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nymphomaniac and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oh! Emma!: The Secret Diary of a (Unrepentant) Nymphomaniac
Poor little Emma, rebel with a Harrod's shopping cause, is about to rock the world.
Jessica Walker, 2008
2
Nymphomania: A History
"A knowledgeable, tightly constructed piece of scholarship."--Washington Post Book World
Carol Groneman, 2001
3
Idlewild
I made a gesture—go on, you might as well tell her. He took a breath. “All right. What it means ... it means you're a nymphomaniac.” She blinked. “What's a nymphomaniac?” Mercutio grinned and said nothing. I stifled a laugh. She turned to me.
Nick Sagan, 2008
4
Medicolegal aspects of moral offenses
The case of the other nymphomaniac, the platonic one, is due to Drs. Charcot and Magnan. A girl of twenty-nine has, for the past eight years, been "under the influence of nymphomaniac impulsions of a special kind ; she experiences an ...
Léon Henri Thoinot, 1911
5
The Diseases of the Genital Organs of Domestic Animals
pregnant cows, but not of the nymphomaniac type. The cysts of nymphomania develop at times when physiologically the animal should ovulate. That is, she has reached breeding age and is not at the time pregnant. No corpora lutea are ...
Walter Long Williams, 1921
6
Law's Madness
Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, Martha Merrill Umphrey, Martha Umphrey. Jenkins v. State, a case of statutory rape from Texas dating to 1910, is perhaps the earliest to feature the lying nymphomaniac.28 She was one Eunice Hudspeth , ...
Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, Martha Merrill Umphrey, 2009
7
The Man Who Made Love to More Women Than Casanova: And the ...
IN MY LIMITED EXPERIENCE, EVERY NYMPHOMANIAC whom I was with was almost entirely preoccupied with her sexual pleasure. Nymphomaniacs do make a half-hearted effort to please, but as far as I'm concerned, it takes away from the  ...
Lorenzo Baccala, 2013
8
Mary's Delusion and the Passions of Jesus, The Angel of ...
Dominick Ricca. CONFESSIONS OF A NYMPHOMANIAC 1 A Tragic Accident My name is Mary Vernon, and 145 CONFESSIONS OF A NYMPHOMANIAC.
Dominick Ricca
9
Sexual Bliss in Your Marriage for Every Married Couple and ...
Now there are a few problems associated with nymphomaniac women. What I mean here is that in my mind, anytime there is extreme behavior involved, there is usually a downside that you might not see right away. When things are new and ...
Revd Canon Joseph Ofoegbu, 2012
10
Ladies at the Alamo
THE STORY: The setting is the lavish reception room of the new multi-million-dollar Alamo Theatre, a regional theatre complex that has grown from a small operation in a converted church to one of the glories of Texas culture.
Paul Zindel, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NYMPHOMANIAC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nymphomaniac is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Final international trailer, featurette and TV spots for Fantastic Four
... B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac) as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Toby Kebbell (Dawn ... «Flickering Myth, Jul 15»
2
Words we don't have yet but need
“You're terrousing me right now.” “That thing you did last night was really…terrousing.” “I was totally terroused by Jamie Bell in Nymphomaniac. «Chron.com, Jul 15»
3
'Samba' Review: Shifting Styles, Scattershot Substance
... but fragile volunteer, Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg, as persuasively troubled as she was in “Melancholia” and “Nymphomaniac”). Tahar Rahim ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
Trainwreck's hilarious, but it doesn't reinvent the rom-com wheel
... the hopes of an easy cash grab. Jennifer Aniston in Horrible Bosses. Nymphomaniac dental surgeon drugs and molests her assistant for fun. «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
5
BOOK REVIEW: 'Bennington Girls are Easy'
... Gala Gubelman, “famous campus beauty and kleptomaniac … and generally held to be a nymphomaniac.” Then there's Pansy Chapin “out to ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
6
Cool noir classics to read and watch on hot summer nights (or days)
The Long Goodbye: Chandler writes Marlowe again in 1953, this time befriending a veteran with a wealthy nymphomaniac wife who winds up ... «Gadsden Times, Jul 15»
7
Five more TV spots for Fantastic Four
... B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac) as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Toby Kebbell (Dawn ... «Flickering Myth, Jul 15»
8
My life as a sex writer: People think I'm gagging for it all the time. Sigh
Because if a woman talks freely about sex, she must be a raving nymphomaniac. “How many people have you slept with?” I was asked recently ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Watch: Patrick Wilson Is Sex Obsessed In Trailer For 'Zipper' With …
From "Nymphomaniac" to "Shame" to "Men, Women & Children" and now to "Zipper," filmmakers of late have been obsessed with characters ... «Indie Wire, Jul 15»
10
Charlotte Gainsbourg won't watch her films with her kids
Having starred in Lars von Trier's X-rated Nymphomaniac series, Charlotte's latest film marks something of a departure for her. It's a comedy ... «Film News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nymphomaniac [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nymphomaniac>. Jul 2021 ».
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