Definition of cacoethes in English:
noun[in singular] rare
An urge to do something inadvisable.
- The serial killer was unable to control his desire to maim; he had a cacoethes for hurting innocent people.
- And, it does so without engaging in sophistry, for the true horror writer is consumed by a cacoethes to engage his moral imagination, to reveal a sliver of the transcendent.
- We began as two guys with a cacoethes for creating simple, effective and sustainable solutions that will help to save environment, people and business.
Definition of cacoethes in:
- US English dictionary
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