nymphomaniac nymphomaniac  /ˌnɪm fə ˈmeɪ ni ˌæk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a woman with abnormal sexual desires
  2. (adj) (used of women) affected with excessive sexual desire

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. This says nothing about the dysfunctions of Marion who appears to be what used to be rather quaintly called a nymphomaniac and Jack, who is a whining hypochondriac.
  2. Too little love, rather than too much, has turned another son into a mother's boy, and he has married a nymphomaniac.
  3. An ancient joke defines a nymphomaniac as a girl who will go to bed with a man right after having her hair done.

News

  1. First Look! Shia's NC-17 'Nymphomaniac'

    No nudity is needed to make this first look at director Lars von Trier's drama Nymphomaniac highly sexual. It only takes a lot of dirty talk from Shia LaBeouf's co-stars Stacy Martin and Sophie Kennedy Clark.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: ET Online via omg!

  2. Girls Play Games in First Clip From Lars Von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’

    Lars Von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac doesn’t even have a U.S. release date yet, but Magnolia has already offered up a little morsel to whet our appetite for the film. The just-released clip comes from the first chapter of the film, called “The Compleat Angler.” Although Joe is the nymphomaniac of the film’s title, in this early [...]
    on June 28, 2013     Source: /Film

  3. Watch a Clip From Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac

    Everyone's super excited for Lars Von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac because famous people will be having sex, using digitally imposed genitals — sexy, sexy digitally imposed genitals. The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Stellan Skarsgård, Christian Slater, and Connie Nielsen; however, the first clip features ... More »        
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Vulture

Quotes

  1. "At first, people talked about her as a nymphomaniac. And what I discovered was that it's a defunct term. When you call someone a nymphomaniac, it's like calling someone crazy. That's not really a diagnosis. What you're really talking about,"...
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Christina Ricci Source: Newsday

  2. Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan says, "I'll see your paparazzi-bedding, and raise you a former fling who sells our photos to the tabs and tells them I'm a nymphomaniac."
    on Dec 24, 2007 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: Defamer.com (blog)

  3. (Charles Krauthammer, the Washington Post columnist, wrote last December, on the occasion of his 25th anniversary as an opinion writer, that "being a columnist is like being married to a nymphomaniac - as soon as you're done, you've got to do it...
    on Apr 8, 2010 By: Charles Krauthammer Source: DAWN.com

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