Definition of alexithymic in English:

alexithymic

Pronunciation /əˌleksəˈTHīmik/ /əˌlɛksəˈθaɪmɪk/

adjective

Psychiatry
  • Relating to or having alexithymia (the condition of being unable to recognize or describe one's own emotions)

    ‘to achieve a diagnosis of alexithymic symptoms, a person would need to receive evaluation’
    ‘alexithymic people are likely to feel lonely and have difficulty communicating intimately’

Origin

1970s from a- + Greek lexis ‘speech’ + thymos ‘soul’ (understood by the psychotherapist Peter Sifneos, who coined the term, to mean ‘mood’) + -ic.

Pronunciation

alexithymic

/əˌleksəˈTHīmik/ /əˌlɛksəˈθaɪmɪk/