Definitions for paranoiaˌpær əˈnɔɪ ə

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  1. paranoia(noun)

    a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur

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  1. paranoia(Noun)

    A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution.

  2. paranoia(Noun)

    Extreme, irrational distrust of others.

  3. Origin: παράνοια, from παράνοος, from παρά + νόος.

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  1. Paranoia(noun)

    mental derangement; insanity

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. para`noia.]

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  1. Paranoia

    Paranoia is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs, or beliefs of conspiracy concerning a perceived threat towards oneself. Making false accusations and the general distrust of others also frequently accompany paranoia. For example, an incident most people would view as an accident or coincidence, a paranoid person might believe was intentional.

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