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Pronunciation: vit'sel-zukht

Definition: Excessive and abnormal joviality, with a morbid tendency to pun, make poor jokes, and tell pointless stories; seen particularly in patients with frontal lobe syndromes.

[Ger. witzeln, to affect wit, + Sucht, mania]

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