a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur
A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution.
Extreme, irrational distrust of others.
Origin: παράνοια, from παράνοος, from παρά + νόος.
mental derangement; insanity
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. para`noia.]
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.
The numerical value of paranoia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of paranoia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Paranoia means having all the facts.
Paranoia is a finer scale of reality.
There is a lot of suspicion, there is a lot of paranoia.
This has put me over the top of paranoia to a whole other level.
I've always found paranoia to be a perfectly defensible position.
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Translations for paranoia
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- جنون الاضطهاد, بارانويا, جنون العظمةArabic
- Paranoia, VerfolgungswahnGerman
- παράνοια, καχυποψίαGreek
- paranoia, vainoharhaisuusFinnish
- 偏執病, パラノイアJapanese
- 偏執症, 패러노이아, 편집병Korean
- paranoja, manija proganjanjaSerbo-Croatian
- paranoya, yansıtımcaTurkish
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