Because of Lulu's paranoia of monsters, she would check underneath her bed every night.
An example of paranoia is someone thinking that everyone is out to get them.
Origin of paranoiaModern Latin from Gr, derangement from para-, beside (see para-) + nous, the mind
- Irrational distrust or suspicion of others, especially as occurring in people with psychiatric disorders such as paranoid personality disorder and schizophrenia: paranoia about neighbors stealing from his vegetable garden.
- Intense anxiety or worry: paranoia about losing her job.
Origin of paranoiaGreek madness from paranoos demented para- beyond ; see para- 1. nous, noos mind