What are some alternative words for mania?

Synonyms for maniaˈmeɪ ni ə, ˈmeɪn yə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mania, passion, cacoethes(noun)

    an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

    Synonyms:
    love, rage, manic disorder, cacoethes, mania, passionateness, warmth, passion, heat

  2. mania, manic disorder(noun)

    a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently

    Synonyms:
    mania, cacoethes, manic disorder, passion

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mania

    Of these terms insanity is the most exact and comprehensive, including in its widest sense all morbid conditions of mind due to diseased action of the brain or nervous system, but in its more frequent restricted use applied to those forms in which the mental disorder is persistent, as distinguished from those in which it is temporary or transient. Craziness is a vague popular term for any sort of disordered mental action, or for conduct suggesting it. Lunacy originally denoted intermittent insanity, supposed to be dependent on the changes of the moon (Latin luna): the term is now applied in general and legal use to any form of mental unsoundness except idiocy. Madness is the old popular term, now less common, for insanity in its widest sense, but with suggestion of excitement, akin to mania. In the derived sense, lunacy denotes what is insanely foolish, madness what is insanely desperate. Derangement is a common euphemism for insanity. Delirium is always temporary, and is specifically the insanity of disease, as in acute fevers. Dementia is a general weakening of the mental powers: the word is specifically applied to senile insanity, dotage. Aberration is eccentricity of mental action due to an abnormal state of the perceptive faculties, and is manifested by error in perceptions and rambling thought. Hallucination is the apparent perception of that which does not exist or is not present to the senses, as the seeing of specters or of reptiles in delirium tremens. Monomania is mental derangement as to one subject or object. Frenzy and mania are forms of raving and furious insanity. Compare synonyms for DELUSION; IDIOCY.

    Synonyms:
    aberration, alienation, craziness, delirium, dementia, derangement, frenzy, hallucination, insanity, lunacy, madness, monomania

    Antonyms:
    clearness, good sense, lucidity, rationality, sanity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mania(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [ missing?] raging madness, violent insanity

  2. mania(n.)

    Synonyms:
    vehement desire

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

obsession, craze, habit, whim, passion


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