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Noun nympholepsy has 1 sense
  1. nympholepsy - a frenzy of emotion; as for something unattainable
    --1 is a kind of
    craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysteria

Definitions from the Web



Nympholepsy refers to a state of intense infatuation or obsession, typically associated with a person or a literary or mythical figure.

Sample sentences:

  • The young poet's nympholepsy for Helen of Troy inspired his greatest work.
  • He was in a state of nympholepsy, idolizing the famous singer and attending every concert.
  • Her nympholeptic devotion to her favorite author led her to read all of his books in a week.
  • The character in the novel experienced nympholepsy, fixated on an unattainable love interest.

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