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

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 7 Dec. 2022.

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