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ˌpær əˈnɔɪ əpara·noia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paranoianoun

    a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur


  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.]


  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. 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.

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