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 that is not safe or advantageous)

Relating to, affected by, or resembling mania.
manic excitement (s) (noun), manic excitements (pl)
A disorder characterized by hyperactivity, talkativeness, flight of ideas, pressured speech, grandiosity, and, occasionally, grandiose delusions.
A mania that appears as a symptom of some physical disease.
megalomania (s) (noun), megalomanias
1. An unreasonable conviction of self-importance regarding one's own extreme greatness, goodness, or power: The ideas in megalomanias are known as delusions of grandeur and are generally considered a part of schizophrenia or other psychoses.

Loosely, the megalomania is also used to describe a lopsided attachment or passion for, or for doing, things on a grand scale, or a tendency for wild exaggerations or conceit.

2. A type of delusion in which a person considers himself or herself possessed of greatness: Megalomania is when a person believes oneself to be a lawyer, a physician, a clergyman, a merchant, a prince, a top athlete in all divisions of sport, etc. while none of these are true.
A mania for doing great things.
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A mental disorder with delusions of grandeur.
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A desire to do something great when it is not possible.
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A mental disorder with delusions of great power.
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1. A person who has a delusional mental illness characterized by feelings of personal omnipotence, grandeur, power, wealth, etc.
2. Someone who has a delusion of greatness and omnipotence characterizing certain psychotic reactions.
1. A reference or someone who has a psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
2. A descriptive term for having an obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
An excessive interest in music.
melomaniac (noun), melomaniacs (pl)
A person who has an extreme fondness for music: Whenever Susan has the opportunity, she is listening to musical recordings or playing her piano for all kinds of classical compositions.
An individual who has an abnormal liking of playing music.
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An excessive interest in the penis.
1. A compulsion for the application of hypnosis.
2. An insane reliance on mesmerism (hypnosis).
Periodic or intermittent drunkenness and a morbid desire for alcoholic beverages.
1. A mania for writing poetry.
2. A mania for writing poetic verses.
1. A form of mania in which the patient thinks him/herself, or some bodily part, to be reduced in size; an insane habit of belittling oneself.
2. A delusion that one's own body is of minute size.
misomania (s) (noun), misomanias (pl)
A mental condition consisting of delusions of being rejected and repulsed by everyone: Since Mark was psychologically possessed by misomania, he hated everyone and everything.
misomaniac (s) (noun), misomaniacs (pl)
1. In psychiatry, a person who is suffering with the mental delusion of persecution and hatred: Jake decided to see a doctor because he had a feeling that his supervisor despised him and wanted to control his work more than his colleagues’, although his co-workers tried to convince him of the opposite; so, he thought he must have the symptoms of a misomaniac!
2. Someone who hates everyone and everything: As a child, Jeremy grew up in a difficult family situation and felt that his parents were always against him, no matter what he did; so, he had a real grudge and bitterness towards them and, as a result, his psychologist said he probably has become a misomaniac.

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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-.