hypermania

noun

hy·​per·​ma·​nia ˌhī-pər-ˈmā-nē-ə How to pronounce hypermania (audio)
-nyə
plural hypermanias
: a heightened level of psychological mania
… has been diagnosed with conditions that include borderline personality disorder, hypermania and schizophrenia.Rob Johnson
hypermanic adjective
It was like listening to directions from some hypermanic yokel: by the end of the third paragraph you just want to ask whether it's right or left at the end of the street. Martin Amis

Word History

Etymology

hyper- + -mania

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypermania was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Hypermania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypermania. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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