What does paranoia mean?

Definitions for paranoia
ˌpær əˈnɔɪ əpara·noia

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word paranoia.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. paranoianoun

    a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur

Wiktionary

  1. paranoianoun

    A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution.

    Etymology: παράνοια, from παράνοος, from παρά + νόος.

  2. paranoianoun

    Extreme, irrational distrust of others.

    Etymology: παράνοια, from παράνοος, from παρά + νόος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paranoianoun

    mental derangement; insanity

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. para`noia.]

Freebase

  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.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce paranoia?

How to say paranoia in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paranoia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paranoia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of paranoia in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Wylie:

    One of the things that did provoke me to leave was the beginnings of discussions of voter disengagement, I have seen documents reference and I recall conversations that it was intended to focus on African-American voters, the company learned that there were segments of the population that responded to messages like 'drain the swamp' or images of border walls or indeed paranoia about the 'deep state' that weren't necessarily reflected in mainstream polling or mainstream political discourse that Steve Bannon was interested in to help build his movement.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    I believe the people who have been ranting and raving about starving schoolchildren, calling those people involved in legitimate political dialogue 'extremists,' are in fact promoters of paranoia and purveyors of hate and divisiveness.

  3. Andrew Gettler:

    i am mired in a pathology of contradictions; Perfect paranoia is perfect awareness, my son says . . . & i have no trouble believing it

  4. William S. Burroughs:

    Paranoia means having all the facts.

  5. Joan Didion:

    Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969, ended at the exact moment when word of the murders on Cielo Drive traveled like brushfire through the community, and in a sense this is true. The tension broke that day. The paranoia was fulfilled.

Images & Illustrations of paranoia

  1. paranoiaparanoiaparanoiaparanoiaparanoia

Popularity rank by frequency of use

paranoia#10000#23306#100000

Translations for paranoia

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for paranoia »

Translation

Find a translation for the paranoia definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these paranoia definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "paranoia." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 Jan. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/paranoia>.

    Are we missing a good definition for paranoia? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    the quality of being facile in speech and writing
    • A. epiphora
    • B. taper
    • C. volubility
    • D. hypostatization

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for paranoia: