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bigorexia Syllabification: big·o·rex·i·a
Pronunciation: /ˌbiɡəˈreksēə/

Definition of bigorexia in English:


Informal term for muscle dysmorphia.



adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • But the bigorexic tendency is exacerbated, not alleviated, by more sessions at the gym.
  • Most men with bigorexia are weight lifters, but this does not mean that most weight lifters are bigorexic.
  • Despite being romantically linked to fellow bigorexic Caesar for several years, his gay/bi days are behind him.


1980s: from big + Greek orexis 'appetite', on the pattern of anorexia.

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