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mania

ma·ni·a

mania

 
 
pronunciation:
meI ni [or] meIn y
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an extreme desire or enthusiasm.
My wife's love of animals has turned into a mania, and I fear our home is becoming some kind of zoo.
synonyms:
enthusiasm, passion
similar words:
craze, fad, fanaticism, fascination, furor, obsession, rage, zeal
definition 2: a psychological disorder characterized by excitability that turns to violence in the acute stages.
The medication no longer seemed to control the violent behavior caused by his mania.
similar words:
frenzy, insanity, lunacy, madness, psychosis, schizophrenia
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