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The Cloud Concise Dictionary of Sparkling and Strange Words presents;




Definition –

  1. Having a violent desire to write
  2. Having a liking or itch for authorship.
  3. One who has a passion for writing.
  4. Just can’t get enough of that pen lovin’, man.

*Example of Scripturient used within a sentence – “Why twas a sight for the sorest of eyes sir, to see Ronald Fancypants-fusspot’s distress when we confiscated his quill for crimes against the dictionary and lewd behaviour with a writing instrument in public – the man’s whole being was a pure ball of scripturient distress. “

*And found within a poem – “Then my scripturient soul bucked
and burst wildly into the world.” by Magaly Guerrero


Late Latin scripturient-, scripturiens, present participle of scripturire to desire to write, desiderative of Latin scribere

Similar to

Hypergraphia – a behavioral condition characterized by the intense desire to write. Forms of hypergraphia can vary in writing style and content. It is a symptom associated with temporal lobe changes in epilepsy, which is the cause of the Geschwind syndrome, a mental disorder.[1] Structures that may have an effect on hypergraphia when damaged due to temporal lobe epilepsy are the hippocampus and Wernicke’s area. Aside from temporal lobe epilepsy, chemical causes may be responsible for inducing hypergraphia.

Not To Be Confused With 

  1. script.aculo.us – a JavaScript library built on the Prototype JavaScript Framework, providing dynamic visual effects and user interface elements via the Document Object Model (DOM).
  2. Scriptorama – A place where one can gain access to free screenplays and scripts.

  3. Strip club – Don’t be rude, I keep a clean dictionary sir.

Interesting Extras


“Another damned thick book! Always scribble, scribble, scribble! Eh, Mr. Gibbon?” – Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh to Edward Gibbon

Johann Wolfgang Goethe once wrote a very long letter to one of his friends. In the end he added a postscript explaining: “I am very sorry for sending you such a long letter but I did not find enough time to write a shorter one.

“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” – Ray Bradbury

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” – Edgar Allan Poe (completely unconnected but too good to pass over).