nymphomaniac

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj nymphomaniac (used of women) affected with excessive sexual desire
    • n nymphomaniac a woman with abnormal sexual desires
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nymphomaniac Same as nymphomaniacal.
    • n nymphomaniac A woman who is affected with nymphomania.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nymphomaniac a woman affected with the foregoing
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Quotations

  • Madonna
    Madonna
    “Everyone probably thinks that I'm a raving nymphomaniac, that I have an insatiable sexual appetite, when the truth is I'd rather read a book.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. nympha—Gr. nymphē, a bride.

Usage

In literature:

Nelda is the nymphomaniac sister, and Geraldine is the dipsomaniac.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
Nymphomaniacs and satyrs are possessed by an insatiable sexual desire, often associated with certain sensations of anguish.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
The maternal great-grandmother was a nymphomaniac, whose son married a woman of loose morals, by whom a daughter was born.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
I once described her as a maternal nymphomaniac, a metaphysical Messalina.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
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In news:

Nicole Kidman may have pulled out of controversial movie The Nymphomaniac – but don't expect bad boy Shia LaBeouf to follow suit, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Christian Slater joins ' Nymphomaniac '.
Shia LaBeouf dumps girlfriend after sex with his 'Nymphomaniac' co-star.
Shia LaBeouf sent "sex tapes" to director Lars von Trier to get his role in Nymphomaniac.
Transmission Films Takes Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' For Australia.
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Shia LaBeouf Talk Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'.
Shia LaBeouf talks (and talks) about his revealing new role in Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac".
Shia LaBeouf Sent Sex Tapes to Lars Von Trier For 'Nymphomaniac' Role.
Shia LaBeouf revealed on Chelsea Lately last night that he landed the lead in Lars Von Trier's upcoming film Nymphomaniac by sending the director a sex tape.
Shia LaBeouf Sent Real Sex Tapes to 'Nymphomaniac' Director Lars von Trier (Video).
Shia LaBeouf sent sex tapes to Lars von Trier for 'Nymphomaniac' role.
Christian Slater Joins Cast of Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'.
Christian Slater joins 'Nymphomaniac': Lars von Trier's erotic drama shoots in Cologne.
Which was sad to see because you just expect a marriage between a semi-retarded man-child and a nymphomaniac granny to work out.
Sex Scenes in Lars von Trier 's 'Nymphomaniac' Will Be Real.
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