alexithymic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a- + Ancient Greek λέξις (léxis, speech) + θυμός (thumós, soul) + -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˌlɛksɪˈθaɪmɪk/

Noun[edit]

alexithymic (plural alexithymics)

  1. A person who has difficult feeling, processing or understanding emotions

Adjective[edit]

alexithymic (comparative more alexithymic, superlative most alexithymic)

  1. (psychiatry, psychology) Pertaining to or having alexithymia. [from 20th c.]
    • 2013, Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge, Vintage 2014, p. 25:
      ‘Horst is such a pushover. The big alexithymic lug.’

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