Definition of Nymphomaniac

1. Noun. A woman with abnormal sexual desires.

Exact synonyms: Nympho
Generic synonyms: Degenerate, Deviant, Deviate, Pervert



2. Adjective. (used of women) affected with excessive sexual desire.
Exact synonyms: Nymphomaniacal
Similar to: Neurotic, Psychoneurotic
Derivative terms: Nymphomania

Definition of Nymphomaniac

1. Noun. A woman with excessive sexual desire. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a woman) Having excessive sexual desire. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nymphomaniac

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nymphomaniac

1. A female exhibiting nymphomania. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nymphomaniac

nymphly
nympho
nympho-
nymphocaruncular sulcus
nymphohymenal sulcus
nymphoid
nympholabial
nympholepsies
nympholepsy
nympholept
nympholeptic
nympholepts
nymphologist
nymphology
nymphomania
nymphomaniac (current term)
nymphomaniacal
nymphomaniacally
nymphomaniacs
nymphomanias
nymphomanic
nymphomanics
nymphomany
nymphoncus
nymphos
nymphotomy
nymphs
nymphæ
nymphæa
nymphæum

Literary usage of Nymphomaniac

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Medicolegal Aspects of Moral Offenses by Léon Henri Thoinot, Arthur Wisswald Weysse (1911)
"nymphomaniac inversion has been well observed by classical authors. ... It does not seem to me, however, that the nymphomaniac everywhere and always seeks ..."

2. The Trend of the Race: A Study of Present Tendencies in the Biological by Samuel Jackson Holmes (1921)
"The children of the ' Napoleon of Finance' and the society woman were an imbecile son, a nymphomaniac, a hysteric, a female epileptic who had a double ..."

3. Degeneracy; Its Causes, Signs and Results by Eugene Solomon Talbot (1898)
"The children of the " Napoleon of Finance " and the society woman were an imbecile son, a nymphomaniac, a hysteric, a female epileptic who had a double ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1886)
"The description of the personal appearance of the ideal nymphomaniac is taken from ... The arms of a nymphomaniac may be tied, and she will masturbate by ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1886)
"The description of the personal appearance of the ideal nymphomaniac is taken from ... The arms of a nymphomaniac may be tied, and she will masturbate by ..."

6. Psychopathia Sexualis, with Especial Reference to the Antipathic Sexual by Richard Krafft-Ebing (1922)
"reports a case of a nymphomaniac (age 44), who made an attempt at suicide on ... A chronic nymphomaniac mother, apparently homosexual, often masturbated her ..."

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