ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: cacoethes

cacoethes (kăk′ō-ē′thēz), noun

An irresistible compulsion; an uncontrollable urge or desire, especially for something harmful.

Etymology: Greek kakos, bad + ethos, disposition.

This word seems really familar, as if someone has already done it.  But, google didn't turn up any recent posts.

"Cacoethes scribendi" is an irresistible desire to write.
Tags: c, greek, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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