A funny little suffix that fits with any word.
1. Inflammation or disease of: laryngitis. (That’s one definition, but not the one we’re looking at today)
2. a. Excessive preoccupation with, indulgence in, reliance on, or possession of the qualities of: Televisionitis
b. Forming nouns, often nonce words, that denote an obsessive state of mind or tendency facetiously compared to a disease (electionitis; telephonitis).
The word that comes to mind today in this Friday the 13th?
- Suffering from a longing for the end of the work/school day.
What about you? What’s your -itis?
Share a word that you like to use in the comments! Even if you don’t know one, have some fun with it!
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