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paranoia

par·a·noi·a

paranoia

pronunciation:
pae r noI
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a severe mental disorder marked by persistent and very exaggerated delusions of being grand or important, or of being persecuted by others.
definition 2: unrealistic suspicion and mistrust of others.
derivations: paranoiac (adj.), paranoid (adj.), paranoiac (n.), paranoid (n.)