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Meaning of MANIA

Pronunciation:  'meyneeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
  2. [n]  a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
 

MANIA is a 5 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: cacoethes, manic disorder, passion
 
 See Also: affective disorder, agromania, alcoholism, craze, delirium, dipsomania, egomania, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance, frenzy, fury, hysteria, irrational motive, kleptomania, logomania, logorrhea, major affective disorder, monomania, necromania, necrophilia, necrophilism, phaneromania, possession, potomania, pyromania, trichotillomania

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ma"ni*a\, n. [L. mania, Gr. ?, fr. ? to rage; cf. OE.
manie, F. manie. Cf. {Mind}, n., Necromancy.]
1. Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf.
   {Delirium}.

2. Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting
   one or many people; as, the tulip mania.

{Mania a potu} [L.], madness from drinking; delirium tremens.

Syn: Insanity; derangement; madness; lunacy; alienation;
     aberration; delirium; frenzy. See {Insanity}.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The phase of bipolar mental disorder characterized by intense elation, excitability and hyperactivity.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Mania is a state of mood characterized by elation, flight of ideas, and psychomotor excitation.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aberration, abnormality, abstraction, abulia, alienation, an universal wolf, anxiety, anxiety equivalent, anxiety state, apathy, appetence, appetency, appetite, appetition, brain damage, brainsickness, bug, catatonic stupor, clouded mind, compulsion, coveting, craving, craze, craziness, crazy fancy, daftness, dejection, dementedness, dementia, depression, derangement, desire, detachment, disorientation, distraction, elation, emotionalism, enthusiasm, euphoria, fad, fanaticism, fancy, fascination, fixation, fixed idea, folie, folie du doute, frenzy, furor, furore, fury, hangup, hunger, hypochondria, hysteria, hysterics, idee fixe, indifference, infatuation, insaneness, insanity, insensibility, irrationality, itch, itching, lethargy, loss of mind, loss of reason, lunacy, madness, manic-depressive psychosis, melancholia, mental deficiency, mental derangement, mental disease, mental disorder, mental distress, mental disturbance, mental illness, mental instability, mental sickness, mind overthrown, mindsickness, obsession, oddness, overambitiousness, overanxiety, overanxiousness, overeagerness, overenthusiasm, overzealousness, passion, pathological indecisiveness, pixilation, possession, preoccupation, prurience, pruriency, psychalgia, psychomotor disturbance, queerness, rabidness, rage, reasonlessness, senselessness, sexual desire, shattered mind, sick mind, sickness, strangeness, stupor, thing, thirst, tic, twitching, unbalance, unbalanced mind, unresponsiveness, unsaneness, unsound mind, unsoundness, unsoundness of mind, urge, withdrawal, witlessness, yearning, yen, zealotism, zealotry
 

 

 

 

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