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Great War Ace Inactive Member13 Apr 2015 9:12 a.m. PST

My son is preparing a talk on the subject of "we are broken, and we don't admit that we are broken." Inside, he means. Nobody on Earth is fully healthy "inside", or the psyche is diseased.

However, in looking up the word "Anosognosia" in the Webster's Third New International Dictionary, (unabridged), and looking also in the (Addenda) section, "Anosognosia" is absent. The Wiki page on it says it was first coined in 1914 by neurologist Joseph Babinski.

Heh. My question relates to why this old word, which is "good enuf" to have a full-fledged Wiki page on it, does not appear in an unabridged dictionary?…

Black Cavalier13 Apr 2015 11:44 a.m. PST

Because the unabridged dictionary is broken & doesn't know it?

Streitax Inactive Member13 Apr 2015 12:02 p.m. PST

Because it resists the predations of the psycho-babble fish?

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member13 Apr 2015 12:15 p.m. PST

Because words go out of fashion and may be dropped by a dictionary?

zoneofcontrol13 Apr 2015 12:20 p.m. PST

I thought Anosognosia and the rest of the royal family were killed by the bolsheviks in 1918.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2015 1:00 p.m. PST

You can find it in Merriam-Webster's online dictionary

Great War Ace Inactive Member13 Apr 2015 5:49 p.m. PST

JJ (Terrement), in the DH, communicated via PM and supplied no less than SEVEN online definitions (and the Merriam Webster was one of them – but I will not be activating any "free trial", thank you). So "go out of fashion" is not likely. This is the first time, in over 25 years, that I have not seen a word that I tried to look up in my monster three-volume dictionary. The entire thing weighs c. eight pounds and takes up 5.5" of my bookshelf, lying on their spines because they are too big to stand upright (came with the Britannica)….

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