Manias - Ologies & -Isms Definition
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N.B.: Noun forms end in -mania and adjective forms end in -maniac or -maniacal. acromania a violent form of mania; incurable insanity. agoramania a mania for open spaces. agyiomania a mania for streets. ailuromania an abnormal love of cats. alcoholomania an obsession with alcohol. amaxomania a mania for being in vehicles. amenomania a mania for pleasing delusions. Americamania an obsession with America and things American. andromania an obsession with men; nymphomania. aphrodisiomania a mania for sexual pleasure. apimania an abnormal love of bees. automania an excessive liking for solitude. autophonomania an obsession with suicide. ballistomania an extreme interest in bullets. bibliomania an excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books. cheromania an extreme love for gaiety. Chinamania an obsession with China and things Chinese. chionomania a mania for snow. choreomania a mania for dancing. chrematomania a mania for money. clinomania an obsession with bed rest. coprolalomania a mania for foul speech. cremnomania an abnormal interest in cliffs. cresomania a mania for great wealth. cynomania an abnormal love of dogs. Dantomania an obsession with Dante and his works. demomania ochlomania. doramania a mania for fur. drapetomania a mania for running away. dromomania a mania for travel. ecdemiomania a mania for wandering. edeomania an obsession with genitals. empleomania an obsession with public employment. enomania a mania for wine. Also called oinomania. entheomania a mania for religion. entomomania an abnormal love of insects. eremiomania a mania for stillness. ergasiomania a mania for activity. ergomania a mania for work. eroticomania an abnormal interest in erotica. erotographomania an abnormal interest in erotic literature. erotomania an excessive propensity for sexual desire. erythromania a mania for blushing. etheromania a mania for ether. florimania a mania for plants and flowers. Francomania an obsession with France and things French. gamomania 1. Obsolete, a form of mania characterized by strange and extravagant proposals of marriage. 2. an excessive longing for the married state. gephyromania a mania for crossing bridges. Germanomania an obsession with Germany and things German. Also called Teutonomania. graphomania an obsession with writing. Grecomania an obsession with Ancient Greece and Greeks. gymnomania a mania for nakedness. gynecomania abnormal sexual desire for women. hamartomania an obsession with sin. hedonomania a mania for pleasure. heliomania an abnormal love of the sun. hieromania a mania for priests. hippomania a mania for horses. hodomania an abnormal love of travel. homicidomania a mania for murder. hydrodipsomania an abnormal love of drinking water. hydromania an excessive love of water. hylomania a mania for wood. hypermania an acute mania. hypnomania a mania for sleep. hypomania a mild mania; submania. hysteromania nymphomania. ichthyomania an abnormal love of fish. iconomania a mania for icons. idolomania a mania for idols. Italomania an obsession with Italy and things Italian. kainomania a mania for novelty. kathisomania a mania for sitting. kinesomania a mania for movement. lalomania an abnormal love of speech or talking. lethomania a mania for narcotics. logomania a mania for words or talking. lycomania lycanthropy, a form of insanity in which a person imagines himself to be a wolf. lypemania an abnormal tendency toward deep melancholy. macromania a mania for becoming larger. mania 1. a type of manie-depressive psychosis, exemplified by rapidly chang-ing ideas, extremes of emotion, and physical overactivity. 2. any violent or abnormal behavior. —maniac, n. —maniacal, adj. mentulomania an obsession with the penis. mesmeromania an obsession with hypnosis. micromania a mania for becoming smaller. monomania 1. a partial insanity in which psychotic thinking is confined to one subject or group of subjects. 2. an excessive interest in or enthusiasm for a single thing, idea, or the like; obsession. musicomania a mania for music. musomania an abnormal love for mice. necromania an obsession with death or the dead. Cf. thanatomania. noctimania an abnormal love of the night. nosomania an obsession with imagined disease. See also hypochondriacism. nudomania a mania for nudity. nymphomania in a woman, a mania for frequent, continued sexual inter-course. Also called oestromania. Cf. satyromania. ochlomania a mania for crowds. Also called demomania. oestromania nymphomania. oikomania an abnormal attachment to home. oinomania a mania for wine. Also called enomania. oligomania a mania conflned to several subjects. Cf. monomania, def. 1. oniomania an excessive desire to buy articles of all kinds. ophidiomania an abnormal love of reptiles. opsomania a mania for special kinds of food. Cf. phagomania, sitomania. orchidomania an obsession with testicles. ornithomania an abnormal love of birds. paramania an abnormal pleasure in complaints. parousiamania an abnormal anticipation of the second coming of Christ. pathomania moral insanity. phagomania a mania for food and eating. Cf. opsomania, sitomania. phaneromania a mania for picking at growths. pharmacomania a mania for medicines. philopatridomania homesickness. phonomania an abnormal love of noise. photomania an abnormal love of light. phronemomania a mania for thinking. phthisiomania an abnormal interest in tuberculosis. politicomania a mania for politics. pornographomania an abnormal interest in pornography. potomania 1. an excessive tendency to drink alcoholic beverages. 2. delirium tremens. Also called tromomania. Russomania an obsession with Russia and things Russian. satyromania in a man, a mania for frequent, continued sexual intercourse. Cf. nymphomania. scribomania a mania for writing. sideromania an obsession with railroad travel. sitomania an obsession with food. Cf. phagomania, opsomania. sophomania an excessive respect for one’s own wisdom. squandermania a mania for spending money. submania a mild mania; hypomania. symmetromania a mania for symmetry. Teutonomania Germanomania. thalassomania an abnormal love of the sea. thanatomania an obsession with death. Cf. necromania. theatromania a mania for the theater. timbromania a mania for postage stamps. tomomania an obsession with surgery. trichomania an obsession with hair. trichorrhexomania a mania for pinching off one’s hair. tristimania melancholy. tromomania delirium tremens. Also called potomania. Turkomania an obsession with Turkey and things Turkish. typomania an obsession with the expectation of publication. xenomania a mania for foreigners. zoomania an abnormal love of animals.