What is another word for locoism?

12 synonyms found


[ lˈə͡ʊkə͡ʊˌɪzəm], [ lˈə‍ʊkə‍ʊˌɪzəm], [ l_ˈəʊ_k_əʊ_ˌɪ_z_ə_m]

Synonyms for Locoism:

How to use "Locoism" in context?

Locoism is a term used to describe an obsession with or a need to move around uncontrollably or at an abnormal pace. The word is derived from the Latin words "loco" meaning "about" or "in a hurry" and "sistere" meaning "to limit." It was first used in the late 1800s to describe a psychiatric disorder that caused individuals to move around excessively. Today, the term is used more broadly to describe any type of movement obsession, from a fixation on body movements to a desire to dance constantly.

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