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ˈmeɪ ni ə, ˈmeɪn yəma·ni·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mania, passion, cacoethesnoun

    an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

  2. mania, manic disordernoun

    a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently


  1. manianoun

    Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity.

    Etymology: From mania, from μανία.

  2. manianoun

    Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; fanaticism

    Etymology: From mania, from μανία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manianoun

    violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf. Delirium

  2. Manianoun

    excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; as, the tulip mania


  1. Mania

    Mania is a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood, arousal, and/or energy levels. In a sense, it is the opposite of depression. Mania is a necessary symptom for certain psychiatric diagnoses. The word derives from the Greek "μανία", "madness, frenzy" and that from the verb "μαίνομαι", "to be mad, to rage, to be furious". In addition to mood disorders, persons may exhibit manic behaviour because of drug intoxication, medication side effects, and malignancy. But mania is most often associated with bipolar disorder, where episodes of mania may alternate with episodes of major depression. Gelder, Mayou, and Geddes suggest that it is vital that mania be predicted in the early stages because otherwise the patient becomes reluctant to comply to the treatment. The criteria for bipolar disorder do not include depressive episodes, and the presence of mania in the absence of depressive episodes is sufficient for a diagnosis. Regardless, those who never experience depression also experience cyclical changes in mood. These cycles are often affected by changes in sleep cycle, diurnal rhythms, and environmental stressors.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mania

    mā′ni-a, n. violent madness: insanity: excessive or unreasonable desire.—n. Mā′niac, a person affected with mania: a madman.—adj. raving mad.—adj. Maniacal (ma-nī′a-kal).adv. Manī′acally. [L.,—Gr. mania; cf. menos, mind.]

Anagrams for mania »

  1. amain, Amina, amnia, anima

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mania in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mania in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mania in a Sentence

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    When whatever, wherever, the majority becomes as the followers of Hitler mania; consequently, the rest of humanity faces the sword of victimization, distinction, and injustice openly.

  2. Bill Smead:

    Parabolic manias go until they don't, when the mania goes, they get crushed. They don't just go down.

  3. Robert Pattinson:

    Its lovely now that the mania is not so intense, people come up (to me) and just have very fond memories of it. Its a really sweet thing. I think the only scary part was right in the thick of it all, when it was very, very intense. Now the intensity has died down and its just very warm memories.

  4. Stephen King:

    The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window.

  5. Scott Stapp:

    Alcohol and marijuana gave me temporary relief, the marijuana took me out of depression at times and alcohol took me out of my mania. After a long period of time of using those things to get balanced, that’s when addiction manifested. It took a number of years before it went from a self-medicating tool to full-blown alcoholism.

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