lethologica

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From Ancient Greek λήθη (lḗthē, forgetfulness) + λόγος (lógos, word), early 20th c.[1] Popularly attributed to Carl Jung.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌliθəˈlɑdʒəkə/

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lethologica (uncountable)

  1. (uncommon) The inability to remember the correct word.
    Synonym: letholexia
    • 2006 September 11, Senator Brandis, “Aged Care”, in parliamentary debates (Australian Senate)‎[1]:
      [] I am sorry, Senator Ludwig, I have succumbed to a fit of lethologica, having listened to your remarks; I cannot remember what I was about to say, I am so taken aback by you []

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