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Of these terms insanity is the most exact and comprehensive, including in its widest sense all morbid conditions of mind due to diseased action of the brain or nervous system, but in its more frequent restricted use applied to those forms in which the mental disorder is persistent, as distinguished from those in which it is temporary or transient. Craziness is a vague popular term for any sort of disordered mental action, or for conduct suggesting it. Lunacy originally denoted intermittent insanity, supposed to be dependent on the changes of the moon (Latin luna): the term is now applied in general and legal use to any form of mental unsoundness except idiocy. Madness is the old popular term, now less common, for insanity in its widest sense, but with suggestion of excitement, akin to mania. In the derived sense, lunacy denotes what is insanely foolish, madness what is insanely desperate. Derangement is a common euphemism for insanity. Delirium is always temporary, and is specifically the insanity of disease, as in acute fevers. Dementia is a general weakening of the mental powers: the word is specifically applied to senile insanity, dotage. Aberration is eccentricity of mental action due to an abnormal state of the perceptive faculties, and is manifested by error in perceptions and rambling thought. Hallucination is the apparent perception of that which does not exist or is not present to the senses, as the seeing of specters or of reptiles in delirium tremens. Monomania is mental derangement as to one subject or object. Frenzy and mania are forms of raving and furious insanity. Compare synonyms for DELUSION; IDIOCY.
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alienation, disaffection, estrangementnoun
the feeling of being alienated from other people
separation resulting from hostility
(law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another
"the power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership"
the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly
"his behavior alienated the other students"
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This is going to only deepen the alienation a great deal more. They( the government) can have a territorial control of the land, they can change the demography but the Kashmiri people themselves, their sense of alienation is only going to deepen further.
We are taught in this culture to react to perceptions of scarcity with suspicion and attack, instead of practicing the idea of' compersion', or joy in someone else's joy, we are conditioned to respond to joy and success with,' You shouldn't feel good when I don't feel good.' This sets up a nasty cycle of blame-attack-separation, which ultimately fuels our epidemic of alienation and loneliness.
This is an extraordinary rejection of the hard work for the church and the loyalty to the hierarchy which has characterized the movement for the Traditional Mass for many years, which I fear will foster a sense of alienation among those attached to the church’s ancient liturgy.
This alienation from Brussels makes some Germans yearn for a national party like the AFD that truly represents their own national interests.
Need of the hour is to find the connection between liberation of the women via higher education & the proliferation of divorce /alienation between wife and husband globally and especially in India.
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- نقل ملكيةArabic
- alienacióCatalan, Valencian
- отуѓеност, отуѓувањеMacedonian
- vervreemd, vervreemding, vervreemdenDutch
- wyobcowanie, alienacjaPolish
- alheamento, alienaçãoPortuguese
- отчужде́ние, отдале́ние, отчуждённостьRussian
- алијена́ција, alijenácijaSerbo-Croatian
- відчуження, збайдужіння, віддалення, відчужування, психоз, божевілля, відчуженість, збайдужуванняUkrainian
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