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Definitions for paranoia
ˌpær əˈnɔɪ əpara·noia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paranoia(noun)

    a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur

Wiktionary

  1. paranoia(Noun)

    A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution.

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

  2. paranoia(Noun)

    Extreme, irrational distrust of others.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paranoia(noun)

    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.

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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. Jason Haag:

    When you come home you are haunted by flashbacks of having your friends killed, killing other people and probably the biggest thing for me is the paranoia of living step by step, second by second, never knowing when your last moment might be.

  2. Jack Lesher:

    Most of our customers in that price range don’t react to hysteria buying, fear and paranoia is not a good way to do business.

  3. Espen Johansen:

    But if I put on my paranoia hat, this could have been catastrophic, if you are a big intelligence agency somewhere in the world and you want to harvest as much information as possible, you of course go for the convergence points, it's a given fact.

  4. Natalie Smith:

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

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    He is fueling a level of paranoia and prejudice against all kinds of people. And when you light those fires, you better recognize that they can get out of control and he should start dampening them down and putting them out, if he wants to talk about what he would do as president, that's obviously fair game.

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