Mania meaning

mā'nē-ə, mān'yə
An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire.

A mania for neatness; a dance mania.

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An excessive, persistent enthusiasm, liking, craving, or interest; obsession; craze.

A mania for dancing.

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The definition of mania is a violent mental disorder that is part of bipolar disorder where a person becomes very active and feels very happy and excited, or a craving or obsession.

An example of a mania is a feeling of excitement and joy that quickly sinks to depression.

An example of a mania is an obsession with a specific person; a mania for George Clooney.

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A manifestation of bipolar disorder, marked usually by high energy, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech.
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An exaggerated desire or enthusiasm for.

Balletomania.

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Wild or violent mental disorder; specif., the manic phase of bipolar affective disorder, characterized generally by abnormal excitability, exaggerated feelings of well-being, flight of ideas, excessive activity, etc.
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A (specified) type of mental disorder characterized by an abnormal preoccupation, compulsion, etc.

Pyromania.

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A continuing, intense enthusiasm, craving, or liking for (a specified thing)

Bibliomania.

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An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire.

A mania for neatness; a dance mania.

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An abnormal psychological state characterized by symptoms such as elation, high energy and activity level, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech, typically occurring in people with bipolar disorder.
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(Roman mythology) The goddess of the dead and ghosts.
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Used to form a word indicating a compulsion or obsession.
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Origin of mania

  • see mania
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
  • Middle English madness from Late Latin from Greek maniā men-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From mania
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin Mania, related to manes (“spirits of the dead”).
    From Wiktionary