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ma·ni·a

 (mā′nē-ə, mān′yə)
n.
1. An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire: a mania for neatness; a dance mania.
2. Psychiatry An abnormal psychological state characterized by symptoms such as elation, high energy and activity level, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech, typically occurring in people with bipolar disorder.

[Middle English, madness, from Late Latin, from Greek maniā; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

mania

(ˈmeɪnɪə)
n
1. (Psychiatry) a mental disorder characterized by great excitement and occasionally violent behaviour. See also manic-depressive
2. an obsessional enthusiasm or partiality: a mania for mushrooms.
[C14: via Late Latin from Greek: madness]

ma•ni•a

(ˈmeɪ ni ə, ˈmeɪn yə)

n., pl. -ni•as.
1. excessive excitement or enthusiasm.
2. a pathological state characterized by euphoric mood, excessive activity or talkativeness, impaired judgment, and sometimes psychotic symptoms.
[1350–1400; < Latin < Greek manía madness]

-mania

a combining form of mania (megalomania); extended to mean “enthusiasm, often of an extreme and transient nature,” for that specified by the initial element (bibliomania).

mania

- Based on a Greek word meaning "madness," ultimately from an Indo-European root for "mind."
See also related terms for madness.

mania

1. a type of manie-depressive psychosis, exemplified by rapidly chang-ing ideas, extremes of emotion, and physical overactivity.
2. any violent or abnormal behavior. — maniac, n.maniacal, adj.
See also: Manias
a manifestation of intense enthusiasm for something; craze or fad, as musicomania.
See also: Fads
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mania - an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
irrational motive - a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
agromania - an intense desire to be alone or out in the open
dipsomania, potomania, alcoholism - an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
egomania - an intense and irresistible love for yourself and concern for your own needs
kleptomania - an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
logomania, logorrhea - pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking
monomania, possession - a mania restricted to one thing or idea
necromania, necrophilia, necrophilism - an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
phaneromania - an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
pyromania - an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
trichotillomania - an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair
2.mania - a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance, major affective disorder - any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
delirium, frenzy, hysteria, craze, fury - state of violent mental agitation

mania

noun
1. obsession, passion, thing (informal), desire, rage, enthusiasm, craving, preoccupation, craze, fad (informal), fetish, fixation, partiality They had a mania for travelling.
2. madness, disorder, frenzy, insanity, dementia, aberration, lunacy, delirium, craziness, derangement the treatment of mania

Types of mania

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mania

noun
1. A subject or activity that inspires lively interest:
2. An irrational preoccupation:
Informal: thing.
3. Psychiatry. Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely:
Psychology: aberration, alienation.
Translations
مَرَض الجُنونهَوَسهَوَس، مَيْل مُفْرِط
mánie
mani
mania
manija
mániatéboly
-æîi, -dellaoflæti, manía
・・・熱
광적인 열중
maniakasmaniakinisnenormalus potraukisnepaprastai aktyvus
aizraušanāsapsēstībamānija
mani
ความคลั่งไคล้
aşırı düşkünlükçılgınlıkcinnetmani
sự đam mê

mania

[ˈmeɪnɪə] Nmanía f
to have a mania for (doing) sthtener la manía de hacer algo

mania

[ˈmeɪniə] n
(= passion) → passion f
a mania for sth → une passion pour qch
the Beatle mania of the 60s → la Beatlemania des années 60
(= mental illness) → manie f

mania

n
(= madness)Manie f; persecution maniaVerfolgungswahn m
(inf: = enthusiasm) → Manie f, → Tick m (inf), → Fimmel m (inf); this mania for nationalizationdiese Verstaatlichungsmanie; Gazza maniaGazza-Manie f, → Gazza-Rummel m; this current mania for the 1920’sdie derzeitige Manie für die 20er Jahre; he has a mania for collecting old matchboxeser hat den Tick or Fimmel, alte Streichholzschachteln zu sammeln (inf); he has a mania for collecting thingser hat einen Sammeltick (inf)or -fimmel (inf); mania for cleanlinessSauberkeitstick m (inf), → Reinlichkeitsfimmel m (inf); tennis has become a mania with himTennis ist bei ihm zur Manie geworden

mania

[ˈmeɪnɪə] nmania
to have a mania for (doing) sth → avere la mania di (fare) qc

mania

(ˈmeiniə) noun
1. a form of mental illness in which the sufferer is over-active, over-excited, and unreasonably happy.
2. an unreasonable enthusiasm for something. He has a mania for fast cars.
ˈmaniac (-ӕk) noun
an insane (and dangerous) person; a madman. He drives like a maniac.
manic (ˈmӕnik) adjective
1. of, or suffering from, mania. She's in a manic state.
2. extremely energetic, active and excited. The new manager is one of those manic people who can't rest even for a minute.

mania

هَوَس mánie mani Manie μανία manía mania manie manija mania ・・・熱 광적인 열중 manie mani obłęd mania мания mani ความคลั่งไคล้ çılgınlık sự đam mê 颠狂

ma·ni·a

n. manía, trastorno emocional caracterizado por excitación excesiva, ansiedad y altas y bajas de espíritu.

mania

n manía
References in classic literature ?
He was possessed with a mania for patronizing Yankee ingenuity, and seeing his friends fitly furnished forth.
As a result of this, little Stanislovas conceived a terror of the cold that was almost a mania.
Even ladies catch the climbing mania, and are unable to throw it off.
He was wishing to get the better of his attachment to herself, she just recovering from her mania for Mr.
Linton - that Earnshaw had mortgaged every yard of land he owned for cash to supply his mania for gaming; and he, Heathcliff, was the mortgagee.
There is positively a mania among some of them for sending it to England.
And could I look upon her without compassion, seeing her punishment in the ruin she was, in her profound unfitness for this earth on which she was placed, in the vanity of sorrow which had become a master mania, like the vanity of penitence, the vanity of remorse, the vanity of unworthiness, and other monstrous vanities that have been curses in this world?
Her name was Victoria, and she had a perfect mania for going to church.
It is a relatively simple thing to throw them into a species of hysteria which may induce either a mania for murder, or symptoms of apparent abject cowardice--it is a question, however, if a wild animal ever is actually a coward.
It almost seems as though the captain had been seized with some kind of mania before he had got well into blue water, and that this had developed persistently throughout the voyage.
My drunkenness is always sad, and when I am thoroughly drunk my mania is to relate all the lugubrious stories which my foolish nurse inculcated into my brain.
Do not say that, Debray," returned Beauchamp, laughing, "for here is Chateau-Renaud, who, to cure you of your mania for paradoxes, will pass the sword of Renaud de Montauban, his ancestor, through your body.