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Definition 1: an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action - [noun denoting motive]

Synonyms for mania in the sense of this definition

(mania is a kind of ...) a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic

(... is a kind of mania ) an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things

(... is a kind of mania ) an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)

(... is a kind of mania ) an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies

(... is a kind of mania ) a mania restricted to one thing or idea

(... is a kind of mania ) pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking

(... is a kind of mania ) an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive

(... is a kind of mania ) an intense and irresistible love for yourself and concern for your own needs

(... is a kind of mania ) an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

(... is a kind of mania ) an intense desire to be alone or out in the open

(... is a kind of mania ) an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair

Definition 2: a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for mania in the sense of this definition

(mania is a kind of ...) any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant

(... is a kind of mania ) state of violent mental agitation

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