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Definitions for paranoia
ˌpær əˈnɔɪ əpara·noia

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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.

  2. paranoianoun

    Extreme, irrational distrust of others.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Paranoia

    Paranoia is an instinct or thought process that is believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of delusion and irrationality. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs, or beliefs of conspiracy concerning a perceived threat towards oneself (i.e. "Everyone is out to get me"). Paranoia is distinct from phobias, which also involve irrational fear, but usually no blame. Making false accusations and the general distrust of other people also frequently accompany paranoia. For example, a paranoid person might believe an incident was intentional when most people would view it as an accident or coincidence. Paranoia is a central symptom of psychosis.

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  1. paranoia

    Paranoia is a mental health disorder characterized by persistent, irrational, and intense feelings of fear, mistrust, and suspicion towards others, often leading to a sense of persecution, despite the absence of any threat. It can result in distorted thought processes and beliefs, and may cause significant distress and impair daily functioning. It can appear in various psychological disorders, including paranoid personality disorder and schizophrenia. Please consult with a medical professional or psychiatrist for advice on specific situations or conditions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paranoianoun

    mental derangement; insanity

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

Wikidata

  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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  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. Patricia Arquette:

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

  2. Chris Carter:

    It was always going to land with some people and not with others, i'm very proud of the episode. I think it's got huge scope, huge paranoia and drives the mythology in a whole other direction.

  3. Clinton Foundation head Donna Shalala:

    They’ve become paranoid. Paranoia. Thinking people are out to get them, this right-wing conspiracy stuff.

  4. Mattia Toaldo:

    This has been in the making for some time now, it's part of the struggle for Abbas's succession as well as a consequence of the paranoia about Dahlan.

  5. Scott C. Holstad:

    I see things differently. Rocks look suspicious to me as do certain hubcaps. Paranoia seeps through my pores, it’s just a part of me. Truthfully, I don’t know what to say anymore. My body is a piece of art; I don’t care about external scars, it’s the internal ones I live with and Satan dances towards me.

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