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par·a·noi·a

 (păr′ə-noi′ə)
n.
1. Irrational distrust or suspicion of others, especially as occurring in people with psychiatric disorders such as paranoid personality disorder and schizophrenia: paranoia about neighbors stealing from his vegetable garden.
2. Intense anxiety or worry: paranoia about losing her job.

[Greek, madness, from paranoos, demented : para-, beyond; see para-1 + nous, noos, mind.]

paranoia

(ˌpærəˈnɔɪə)
n
1. (Psychiatry) a form of schizophrenia characterized by a slowly progressive deterioration of the personality, involving delusions and often hallucinations
2. (Psychiatry) a mental disorder characterized by any of several types of delusions, in which the personality otherwise remains relatively intact
3. (Psychology) informal intense fear or suspicion, esp when unfounded
[C19: via New Latin from Greek: frenzy, from paranoos distraught, from para-1 + noos mind]
paranoiac, paranoic adj, n

par•a•noi•a

(ˌpær əˈnɔɪ ə)

n.
1. a mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions ascribing hostile intentions to others, often linked with a sense of mission.
2. baseless or excessive distrust of others.
[1805–15; < New Latin < Greek paránoia madness. See para-1, nous, -ia]

paranoia

Psychiatry. a slowly progressive personality disorder marked by delusions, especially of persecution and grandeur. — paranoid, paranoiac, adj.
See also: Grandeur
a mental disorder characterized by behavior that stems from an elaborately constructed system of delusions of persecution and grandeur. — paranoiac, n. — paranoid, adj.
See also: Insanity

paranoia

A psychotic disorder marked by imaginary persecution.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paranoia - a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeurparanoia - a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur
psychosis - any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted

paranoia

noun obsession, suspicion, delusion, persecution complex The mood is one of paranoia and expectation of war.
Translations
بارانويا: جُنون الإضطِهاد أو العَظَمه
paranoia
forfølgelsesvanvidparanoia
paranoiavainoharhaisuus
üldözési mánia
ofsóknarkennd
paranoikasparanojaparanojiškas
paranoja
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paranoia

[ˌpærəˈnɔɪə] Nparanoia f

paranoia

[ˌpærəˈnɔɪə] nparanoïa f

paranoia

nParanoia f; (inf)Verfolgungswahn m; this paranoia which stops nations trusting each otherdieses krankhafte Misstrauen, das die Völker voneinander trennt

paranoia

[ˌpærəˈnɔɪə] nparanoia

paranoia

(pӕrəˈnoiə) noun
a type of mental illness in which a person has fixed and unreasonable ideas that he is very important, or that other people are being unfair or unfreindly to him.
ˌparaˈnoiac (-ˈnoːik) , ˈparanoid (-noid) noun, adjective

par·a·noi·a

n. paranoia, trastorno mental caracterizado por delirio de persecución o de grandeza.

paranoia

n paranoia
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