chronophage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chrono- +‎ -phage

Noun[edit]

chronophage ‎(plural chronophages)

  1. Something that wastes time.
    • Nancy Williams, A Penny for Your Thoughts (page 144)
      Bad suggestions have a banal influence. Counter them. Your effort to cultivate self-discipline go waste[sic] if you do not master the art of dealing with time wasters. They are chronophages.
    • Henry Hamilton, Phan Rang Chronicles (page 60)
      Evening chatting to Mr Vang, who is a chronophage, though an interesting one. Here one cannot turn a cold shoulder, as Goethe did, because personal relationships are probably more important than material achievements.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From chrono- +‎ -phage.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chronophage m, f ‎(plural chronophages)

  1. time-consuming

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