paranoia

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  • IPA(key): /ˌpæ.rəˈnɔɪ.ə/

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek παράνοια (paránoia, madness), from παράνοος (paránoos, demented), from παρά (pará, beyond, beside) + νόος (nóos, mind, spirit).

Surface analysis is para- (abnormal, beyond) +‎ nous (mind) +‎ -ia ((medical) condition).

Noun[edit]

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paranoia (plural paranoias)

  1. A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution.
  2. Extreme, irrational distrust of others.

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  • ‖Paranoia, paranœa” listed on page 460 of volume VII (O, P) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1909]
      ‖Paranoia (pærănoi·ă), paranœa (-nī·ă). Path. [mod.L. a. Gr. παράνοια, f. παράνο-ος distracted, f. παρα- beside + νό-ος, νοῦς mind.] Mental derangement; spec. chronic mental unsoundness characterized by delusions or hallucinations, esp. of grandeur, persecution, etc. [¶; 4 quots.: 1857, 1891, 1892, 1899; ¶] Hence Paranoi·ac, -œ·ac, a. adj. afflicted with paranoia; b. sb.; also Parano·ic, -nœ·ic a. [¶; 3 quots.: 1857, 1892, 1899]

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paranoia f

  1. paranoia

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paranoia f (uncountable)

  1. (psychology) paranoia

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paranoia (not comparable)

  1. (informal, slang) paranoid

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Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

paranoia f (plural paranoie)

  1. (psychology, figuratively) paranoia

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παράνοια (paránoia, madness). More at paranoia.

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paranoia f (plural paranoias)

  1. paranoia

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