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Meaning of MANIA

Pronunciation:  'meyneeu

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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
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