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Synonyms for mania
ˈmeɪ ni ə, ˈmeɪn yəma·ni·a

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mania

    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.

    Synonyms:
    aberration, alienation, craziness, delirium, dementia, derangement, frenzy, hallucination, insanity, lunacy, madness, monomania

    Antonyms:
    clearness, good sense, lucidity, rationality, sanity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mania, passion, cacoethesnoun

    an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

    Synonyms:
    love, rage, manic disorder, cacoethes, passionateness, warmth, passion, heat

  2. mania, manic disordernoun

    a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently

    Synonyms:
    cacoethes, manic disorder, passion

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. manianoun

    Synonyms:
    [ missing?] raging madness, violent insanity

  2. manianoun

    Synonyms:
    vehement desire

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. manianoun

    Synonyms:
    madness, insanity, craziness, insanity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "mania":

    obsession, craze, habit, whim, passion

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#49375lunacy
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#109190derangement

How to use mania in a sentence?

  1. Bill Smead:

    Parabolic manias go until they don't, when the mania goes, they get crushed. They don't just go down.

  2. Nicole Tisdale:

    If something small happens, it will feed into the mania and chaos, and all of a sudden people will think all the elections are completely insecure, it's not about fixing a small problem so that it doesn't become a bigger problem. It's about what happens when folks feel there's been any leak in the boat, and folks thinking that the whole thing could sink.

  3. Brandon Foster:

    I called this man out at a red light for driving like a mania, he then followed me to my destination driving recklessly, and stopping traffic to continue the argument.

  4. Louis Aragon:

    Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.

  5. Scott Stapp:

    Alcohol and marijuana gave me temporary relief, the marijuana took me out of depression at times and alcohol took me out of my mania. After a long period of time of using those things to get balanced, that’s when addiction manifested. It took a number of years before it went from a self-medicating tool to full-blown alcoholism.


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