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)

amaxomania (s) (noun), amaxomanias (pl)
A compulsion or over desire to be in vehicles; such as automobiles or buses.
ambulomania (s) (noun), ambulomanias (pl)
An abnormal desire to go for extended walks at every opportunity.
amenomania, amoenomania (s) (noun); amenomanias, amoenomanias (pl)
A mania characterized by cheerfulness, gaiety, etc.
Americamania, Americomania (s) (noun); Americamanias, Americomanias (pl)
A craze for things that are American; an excessive desire to have American clothing styles, food, culture, etc.
amychomania (s) (noun), amychomanias (pl)
An abnormal, or uncontrollable, urge to scratch because of itchiness on the body.
andromania (s) (noun), andromanie (pl)
Nymphomania or an abnormal, excessive, insatiable sexual desire in the female for a man.
andromaniac (adjective), more andromaniac, most andromaniac
An excess of sexual behavior or desire in a woman for a man.
androphonomania (s) (noun), androphonomanias (pl)
Homicidal insanity or the killing or murder of one person by another one.
Anglomania (s) (noun), Anglomanias (pl)
An excessive admiration of English customs, etc.
anthomania (s) (noun), anthomanias (pl)
1. An extravagant passion or fancy for flowers.
2. An abnormal passion or desire for having flowers.
anthomaniac (s) (noun), anthomaniacs (pl)
Someone who has an abnormal passion for flowers or who is intensely fond of various blossoms: When she planned on moving, Lois, known to be an anthomnaniac, only wanted to have a house with a large garden and cultivate it with many assorted kinds of flowering plants.
aphrodisiomania (s) (noun), aphrodisiomanias (pl)
An abnormally powerful sexual excitement or desire.
apimania (s) (noun), apimanias (pl)
An excessive interest in bees; especially, honeybees.
arithmomania (s) (noun), arithomanias (pl)
A compulsive desire to count objects and to make calculations: Mike's cousin had a disorder, known as arithmomania, that resulted in his counting each time when one of his feet touched the ground or sidewalk when he was walking, or as he used the steps in a staircase, etc.
asoticomania, asoticamania (s) (noun); asoticomanias, asoticamanias (pl)
1. A compulsion to buy, or to spend money, excessively.
2. Self-destructive prodigality or squandering of one's currency.

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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-.