Synonyms for mania

Grammar : Noun
Spell : mey-nee-uh, meyn-yuh
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmeɪ ni ə, ˈmeɪn yə

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Définition of mania

Origin :
  • late 14c., "mental derangement characterized by excitement and delusion," from Late Latin mania "insanity, madness," from Greek mania "madness, frenzy; enthusiasm, inspired frenzy; mad passion, fury," related to mainesthai "to rage, go mad," mantis "seer," menos "passion, spirit," all from PIE *men- "to think, to have one's mind aroused, rage, be furious" (see mind (n.)). Sense of "fad, craze" is 1680s, from French manie in this sense. Sometimes nativized in Middle English as manye. Used since 1500s (in imitation of Greek) as the second element in compounds expressing particular types of madness (cf. nymphomania, 1775; kleptomania, 1830; megalomania, 1890).
  • noun fixation, madness
Example sentences :
  • Not only that, but you have a mania for insisting that other men drink with you.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I have a mania, by no means always gratified,––to be out of doors.
  • Extract from : « A Breath of Prairie and other stories » by Will Lillibridge
  • People ceased paying attention to it, it was a mania of his so he had declared.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • But her own devotion increased until it at last became a mania.
  • Extract from : « Doctor Pascal » by Emile Zola
  • He was an enthusiastic cyclist, and speed was a mania with him.
  • Extract from : « The Age of Invention » by Holland Thompson
  • I developed a mania for asserting my power and getting myself talked about.
  • Extract from : « Murder Point » by Coningsby Dawson
  • The Germans, as a Frenchman wittily remarked, are born with the mania of annexation.
  • Extract from : « England and Germany » by Emile Joseph Dillon
  • Owing to this mania, his flock were forgotten, and came to forget him.
  • Extract from : « Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland » by Daniel Turner Holmes
  • Alienists declare that almost every man and woman has some hobby or mania.
  • Extract from : « Sex=The Unknown Quantity » by Ali Nomad
  • Better to end all the danger of that by removing himself from the reach of mania or shame.
  • Extract from : « In a Little Town » by Rupert Hughes

Antonyms for mania

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