Definition of infomania in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪnfə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪə/


[mass noun] informal
The compulsive desire to check or accumulate news and information, typically via mobile phone or computer: Wilson warned that the rise in infomania could reduce workers' mental sharpness
More example sentences
  • Having your phone at the ready or tapping away constantly gives rise to what experts are calling infomania.
  • The Bagus Gran Cyber Cafés have become the Japanese capital's grand temples of infomania.
  • If you've been worrying about losing IQ points to "infomania" - constant email and phone interruptions - you can put your mind at ease.



Example sentences
  • As a certified infomaniac, my frequent daily news trawls cost me an average of €80 a month in mobile phone charges.
  • The five instruments we've rounded up represent a variety of features for bikers who range from the casual cruiser to the infomaniac.
  • Like many infomaniacs, I use the internet as my first port of call for the news.

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