Definition of Cacoethes

1. Noun. An irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action.




Definition of Cacoethes

1. Noun. compulsion; mania ¹

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Definition of Cacoethes

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cacoethes

cacodyl group
cacodyl oxide
cacodyl radical
cacodylate
cacodylic
cacodylic acid
cacodyls
cacodæmon
cacodæmonic
cacodæmons
cacoepies
cacoepist
cacoepistic
cacoepists
cacoepy
cacoethes (current term)
cacoethic
cacogastric
cacogenesis
cacogeusia
cacographer
cacographers
cacographic
cacographical
cacographies
cacography
cacolet
cacolets

Literary usage of Cacoethes

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1. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"cacoethes SCRIBENDI IF all the trees in all the woods were men, And each and every blade of grass a pen; If every leaf on every shrub and tree Turned to a ..."

2. A Satire Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1905)
"cacoethes SCRIBENDI F all the trees in all the woods were men, And each and every blade of grass a pen; If every leaf on every shrub and tree Turned to a ..."

3. A Satire Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1905)
"cacoethes SCRIBENDI IF all the trees in all the woods were men, And each and every blade of grass a pen; If every leaf on every shrub and tree Turned to a ..."

4. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1855)
"nevertheless, buying of books that smite my fancy, it is a sort of , cacoethes I doubt.(') I must desire you to let Mrs. B. know that I received hers last ..."

5. Stories of American Life; by American Writers by Mary Russell Mitford (1830)
"cacoethes SCRIBENDI.* Glory and gain the industrious tribe provoke. Pops. THE little secluded and quiet village of H. lies at no great distance from our ..."

6. Retrospections of the Stage by John Bernard (1832)
"RETROSPECTIONS THE STAGE. CHAPTER I..—Birth and Parentage.—First eruption of the " cacoethes ... cacoethes ..."

7. Noctes Ambrosianæ by John Wilson, Robert Shelton Mackenzie, James Hogg, William Maginn, John Gibson Lockhart (1866)
"with the scurvy crew of both sexes whose cacoethes scribendi is not the worst itch that frets their cuticle. North. ..."

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