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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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paranoia

A psychotic disorder marked by imaginary persecution.
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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
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paranoia

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

paranoia

[ˌpærəˈnɔɪə] Nparanoia f
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paranoia

[ˌpærəˈnɔɪə] nparanoïa f
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paranoia

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

[ˌpærəˈnɔɪə] nparanoia
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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
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par·a·noi·a

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

n paranoia
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