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erotomania

Line breaks: eroto|mania
Pronunciation: /ɪˌrɒtə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪə
 
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Definition of erotomania in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Excessive sexual desire.
Example sentences
  • Changes in sexual behavior, though uncommon, have been seen in patients with epilepsy, including hypersexuality, pansexuality, erotomania, sexual paranoia, exhibitionism, and fetishism.
  • I mean, I don't have to worry about the kinds of tricky situations that erotomania would lead me into, and I don't have to fear the damage that kleptomania or pyromania might cause me to inflict.
  • Thus, it's easier to sort for little things like erotomania, or a pathological inability to communicate.
1.1 Psychiatry A delusion in which a person (typically a woman) believes that another person (typically of higher social status) is in love with them.
Example sentences
  • Houran's studies indicate that the most deeply obsessed also show signs of erotomania, the delusion of having a love affair with an unattainable or uninterested person.
  • In the run-up to her death psychiatrists deemed she suffered from a condition known as erotomania in which people believe others to be in love with them.
  • A woman masquerades as a doctor, but is stalking a male staff member as part of a delusion of erotomania.

Derivatives

erotomaniac

1
noun
Example sentences
  • To prepare, Tautou read a medical study of erotomaniacs: people who love excessively.
  • An erotomaniac, Duperret spends most of the play trying to get his hands on Charlotte, a narcoleptic, who sleepily fends off his ham-handing (when she's not unconscious).
  • Davenport is a cameo, a supporting erotomaniac.

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