mania-, -mania, -maniac, -maniacal, -manic, -manically, -maniacally

(Greek: a specific mental disorder or obsessive preoccupation with something; madness, frenzy; obsession, or abnormal desire for or with something or someone; also, an excessive enthusiasm or fondness for something)

gamomania, gamomaniac; or gamonomania
1. A morbid desire to marry.
2. A form of insanity characterized by any extravagant or outrageous proposals of marriage.
gatomania
An abnormal or excessive love of cats.
gephyromania
An irresistible fascination with bridges or an obsessive urge to cross bridges.
Germania
1. An ancient region of central Europe north of the Danube and east of the Rhine which was never under Roman control.
2. A part of the Roman Empire west of the Rhine River corresponding to present-day northeast France, sections of Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Germanomania
A mania or excessive interest in things German.
gigmania
1. An obsessive preoccupation with achieving or maintaining smug, middle-class respectability.
2. Worshipping smug respectability as the great object of life.
glazomania
An unusual fascination with making lists.
glossomania (s) (noun), glossomanias (pl)
The excessive practice of inventing languages.
Graiomania or Grecomania
An excessive passion for things Greek.
graphomania (s) (noun), graphomanias (pl)
An impulsive obsession with writing or a compulsive need to write, often without regard to the worth of what is being written.
An abnormal desire to write.
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graphomaniac
Anyone who has a mania, or excessive impulse and desire, to write.
gymnogynomania (s) (noun), gymnogynomanias (pl)
The obsession of being a "peeping Tom" or a male voyeur who gets his pleasure from watching the private acts of women without being seen by them: After realizing that he had an irresistible tendency to watch women changing their clothes at the public swimming area or in a department store, Greg decided to go to a psychologist, thinking he might be suffering from gymnogynomania.
gymnomania (s) (noun), gymnomanias (pl)
A compulsion to be without wearing any clothing or an abnormal desire to be naked: After reading about gymnomania and noticing that she had a definite problem with wanting to be in the nude even in public, Susan made an appointment with a psychiatrist.
gynecomania
Satyriasis, an abnormal, excessive, insatiable sexual desire in the male for women; satyromania.
gynecomania, gynaecomania
A morbid or excessive desire for women; satyriasis.

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Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "anger, angry; rage, wrath, fury; rave": fur-, furi-; ira-; lysso-; rab-, rav-.