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  • n. The inability to remember the correct word.


From the Ancient Greek λήθη ("forgetfulness") + λογικός ("of or relating to thought or reason"). (Wiktionary)



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  • a temporary inability to remember words, phrases or names

    July 11, 2009

  • ~ As a term in the fields of psychology and neurology, lethologica refers to a temporary inability to remember a proper noun or name.

    January 18, 2009

  • The word “lethologica�? describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

    April 26, 2007

  • Oh, the irony of me not being able to remember what this word was when I wanted to add it...

    January 1, 2007