submania

mania

[mey-nee-uh, meyn-yuh]
noun
1.
excessive excitement or enthusiasm; craze: The country has a mania for soccer.
2.
Psychiatry. manic disorder.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek manía madness; akin to maenad, mind

hypermania, noun
submania, noun
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mania (ˈmeɪnɪə)
 
n
1.  See also manic depression a mental disorder characterized by great excitement and occasionally violent behaviour
2.  an obsessional enthusiasm or partiality: a mania for mushrooms
 
[C14: via Late Latin from Greek: madness]

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mania
c.1400, "mental derangement characterized by excitement and delusion," from L.L. mania "insanity, madness," from Gk. mania "madness," related to mainesthai "to rage, go mad," mantis "seer," menos "passion, spirit," all from PIE *men- "to think, to have one's mind aroused, rage, be furious" (see
mind (n.)). Sense of "fad, craze" is 1689, from Fr. manie. Used since 1500s (in imitation of Gk.) as the second element in compounds expressing particular types of madness (cf. nymphomania, 1775; kleptomania, 1830; megalomania, 1890).
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mania ma·ni·a (mā'nē-ə, mān'yə)
n.
A manifestation of bipolar disorder characterized by profuse and rapidly changing ideas, exaggerated gaiety, and excessive physical activity.

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mania [(may-nee-uh)]

Violent, abnormal, or impulsive behavior. In psychological terms, mania is wild activity associated with manic depression.

Note: A “mania” in popular terms is an intense enthusiasm or craze.
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