logo-, log-, -logia, -logic, -logical, -logism, -logician, -logian, -logue

(Greek: talk, speak; speech; word; a person who speaks in a certain manner; someone who deals with topics or subjects)

Words that utilize -ology are in a separate unit. All -ology words can be made into -ologistic forms.

1. Jesus Christ as Divine Wisdom, so named in the Gospel according to John, The Evangelist (New Testament Bible), as the "Word of God", the personification of the wisdom of God and divine wisdom as the means for human salvation.
2. In Judaism, the divine wisdom of the Word of God.
1. Explosive speech; stuttering.
2. Spasmodic word enunciation.

Sometimes used as an equivalent of logoclonia which is the spasmodic repetition of words or parts of words, particularly the end syllables, often occurring in Alzheimer's disease.

1. A form of psychotherapy that places special emphasis on the patient's spiritual life and on the physician as the "medical minister".
2. An existential type of psychotherapy which maintains that man's mental health depends on his/her awareness of meaning in her/his life.
3. A treatment modality based on the application of humanistic and existential psychology to assist a patient in finding meaning and purpose in life and unique life experiences.
A type that contains two or more letters cast as one piece.
misologia (s) (noun), misologias (pl)
1. A hostility about speaking or arguing: One patient, with catatonic schizophrenia, had a misologia which convinced her to remain mute so the world would not be destroyed as a result of her speaking.
2. An aversion or hatred of talking or of mental activity: Working on this dictionary requires a lot of intellectual thinking and creative writing; nothing for those who would rather spend most of their time with passive activities like watching TV, DVDs or existing with a condition of misologia!
misologist (s) (noun), misologists (pl)
1. A despiser of excessive discussions or of arguments: Several misologists, among other staff members of the school, loathed sitting in meetings for hours listening to long drawn-out discourses which seemed to have no end and no results.

Is it possible that there are husbands and wives who divorced each other because they were misologists?

A misologist can also be a person of action who prefers to plunge ahead to accomplish something instead of talking about it so much.

2. A hater of over reasoning or critical comments: As a young pre-teenager, Larry became a misologist because he never wanted to listen to his parents trying to explain why he was not allowed to do the same things as grown-ups, like staying up late or watching crime movies on TV.
Anyone who hates or distrusts arguments or discussions with others.
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Someone who has a fanatical concern when a writer uses the same word more than once in three lines.
monologophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
The fanatical fear of repeating words in written work: The author, Mr. Gregson, affected by monologophobia, was excessively careful that he varied the use of terms and expressions in all of his sentences in his new novel, trying to making it as interesting as possible.
monologue, dialogue
monologue (MAHN uh lawg", MAHN uh lahg") (noun)
A dramatic speech or sketch performed by one actor: Abigail memorized the monologue for her role in the theater production.
dialogue (DIGH uh lawg", DIGH uh lahg") (noun)
A conversation or verbal exchange between two or more people: The dialogue between the two lead characters in the play was fast paced and witty.

The construction of the new play was interesting in that it created a unique balance between each monologue every brilliant dialogue.

An obituary.
neologism (s) (noun), neologisms (pl)
1. A recently coined word or phrase, or a recently extended meaning of an existing word or phrase: When Jane was reading about neologisms, she came across some new terms, such as "adultolescence", "pastability", and "pre-zactly"!
2. The practice of coining new words or phrases, or of extending the meaning of existing words or phrases: Tom was very interested in neologism and was fascinated by the way previously used terms were formed into brand-new ways of expression!
3. In medicine and psychiatry, an existing word can be used in a new sense or a new word or phrase of the patient's own making can be created, often seen in schizophrenia: In psychiatry, such usages of neologisms may have meaning only to the sufferer or be indicative of his or her condition.

4. The use of an unconventional vocabulary innovation; when the use of such a coinage or innovation is either rationally, to represent a new idea, method, or object; or as with a disordered neurological condition or as with a mental disorder when the patient wishes to express a highly complex meaning related to his or her conflicts: In her state of delirium, Sandra was known to create neologisms and invent new terms nobody had ever heard of before!
5. Etymology: "practice of innovation in language", 1800, from French néologisme, from Greek neo-, "new" + Greek logos, "word".
The expressions or usage of new words.
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neologoliferation (s) (noun), neologoliferations (pl)
A newly created word meaning proliferation of neologisms, or newly created words: In her English studies, Stella was amazed at the number of neologoliferations she encountered on the internet!

Neologoliferation is a combination of neo, "new"; logo, "word"; and proliferation, "rapid and often excessive spread or increase".

—As seen in an article titled:
"Cyber-Neologoliferation" by James Gleick,
The New York Times Magazine, November 5, 2006.
palilogia (s) (noun), palilogias (pl)
A morbid or obsessive repetition of something spoken.
paralogy, paralogia, paralogism
1. False reasoning, involving self-deception.
2. Perverted logic or reasoning in speaking in which the idea that is next in the chain of thought is suppressed and replaced by another that is related to it.

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Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": cit-; clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glosso-; glotto-; lalo-; linguo-; locu-; loqu-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phon-; phras-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.

Related "word, words" units: etym-; legi-; lexico-; locu-; onomato-; -onym; verbo-.