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)

A kind of insanity in which there are delusions of a cheerful character or gaiety.
A mania for sainthood.
A compulsion to sin.
hamartomania (s) (noun), hamartomanias (pl)
An excessive compulsion to sin and to do evil things: There are too many people who are possessed with hamartomania or a desire to harm other people and to cause destruction for no logical reason.

It is a statistical fact that the wicked work harder to reach hell than the righteous do to enter heaven.

—Josh Billings
hedonomania (s) (noun), hedonomanias (pl)
An irresistible craving for mirth and delight.
An uncontrollable craving, or desire, for the sun; often expressed by those who spend an excessive amount of time "sun bathing".
1. A display of erudition by excessive use of Greek terms.
2. Using cumbersome Greek or Latin terms instead of those readily “understandable English words”.
An addiction to heroin.
1. Religious insanity; a pathological religious fervor characterized by delusions with a religious content.
2. Pathological religious visions or delusions.
3. An abnormal interest in priests.
1. Someone who has a religious fervor characterized by delusions with a religious content.
2. Anyone who has pathological religious visions or delusions.
An obsessive fascination for or an excessive enthusiasm for horses.
1. A fondness for horses.
2. Someone who loves horses.
Like a mad horse.
hodomania (s) (noun), hodomanias (pl)
1. An abnormal desire to travel.
2. An excessive compulsion to be traveling.
homicidomania (s) (noun), homicidomanias (pl)
Any kind of mental disease where there is an irresistible impulse to commit murder; used now instead of the previously used term of phonomania.

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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-.