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mania

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mania

  1. 1 a serious mental disorder that prevents one from living a safe and normal life <that form of mania often manifests itself in excessive and often incoherent talkativeness> Synonyms aberration, dementia, derangement, lunacy, madness, insanity, rage [archaic]Related Words neurosis, psychosis; instability, irrationality, unreasonableness; delirium, frenzy, hysteria; hallucinosis, hypomania, paranoia, schizophrenia; senile dementia; delusion, hallucination; monomania, obsession, phobia; abnormality, dementedness, unsoundnessNear Antonyms lucidity, rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness; normality, soundnessAntonyms mind, saneness, sanity

  2. 2 something about which one is constantly thinking or concerned <his wife was baffled and amused by his mania for old comic books> Synonyms fetish (also fetich), idée fixe, fixation, obsession, preoccupation, prepossessionRelated Words monomania; complex, hang-up, problem, trip; appetite, cacoëthes, compulsion, craving, desire, drive, enthusiasm, fascination, hankering, hunger, infatuation, itch, longing, lust, passion, pining, thirst, urge, yearning, yen; idiosyncrasy, quirk; bent, disposition, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendencyNear Antonyms apathy, disinterestedness, disregard, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern, unconcernedness




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