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paranoia

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noun para·noia \ˌpar-ə-ˈnȯi-ə\

Medical Definition of paranoia

  1. 1:  a psychosis characterized by systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur usually without hallucinations

  2. 2:  a tendency on the part of an individual or group toward excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others





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