HyperDic: mania

English > 2 senses of the word mania:
NOUNmotivemania, passion, cacoethesan irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
statemania, manic disordera mood disorder
mania > pronunciation
Soundsmey'niyah
RhymesAbyssinia ... zinnia: 217 rhymes with iyah...
English > mania: 2 senses > noun 1, motive
MeaningAn irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action.
Synonymspassion, cacoethes
NarroweragromaniaAn intense desire to be alone or out in the open
dipsomania, alcoholism, potomaniaAn intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
egomaniaAn intense and irresistible love for yourself and concern for your own needs
kleptomaniaAn irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
logorrhea, logomaniapathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking
monomania, possessionA mania restricted to one thing or idea
necrophilia, necrophilism, necromaniaAn irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
phaneromaniaAn irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
pyromaniaAn uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
trichotillomaniaAn irresistible urge to pull out your own hair
Broaderirrational motiveA motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
Spanishmanía
Catalanmania
Adjectivesmanicaffected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason
English > mania: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently.
Synonymmanic disorder
Narrowercraze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysteriastate of violent mental agitation
Broaderaffective disorder, major affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbanceAny mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
Spanishmanía, trastorno maníaco
Catalanmania
Adjectivesmanicaffected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason

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