alexithymic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˌlɛksᵻˈθʌɪmɪk/

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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