What does paranoia mean?

Definitions for paranoiaˌpær əˈnɔɪ ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paranoia(noun)

    a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur


  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paranoia(noun)

    mental derangement; insanity

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


  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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William S. Burroughs:

    Paranoia means having all the facts.

  2. Michael W. Moore:

    Paranoia is a finer scale of reality.

  3. Natalie Smith:

    There is a lot of suspicion, there is a lot of paranoia.

  4. Patricia Arquette:

    This has put me over the top of paranoia to a whole other level.

  5. Pat Conroy:

    I've always found paranoia to be a perfectly defensible position.

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