paranoia

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See also: Paranoia, paranóia, and paranoïa

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from 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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpæ.ɹəˈnɔɪ.ə/

Noun[edit]

paranoia (countable and uncountable, plural paranoias)

  1. A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution, conspiracy and perceived threat against the person, often associated with false accusations and general mistrust of others
    Antonym: pronoia
  2. Extreme, irrational distrust of others.

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References[edit]

  • ‖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]

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek παράνοια (paránoia, madness).

Noun[edit]

paranoia f (plural paranoies)

  1. paranoia

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek παράνοια (paránoia, madness).

Noun[edit]

paranoia f

  1. paranoia

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Further reading[edit]

  • paranoia in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • paranoia in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek παράνοια (paránoia, madness).

Noun[edit]

paranoia

  1. paranoia

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek παράνοια (paránoia, madness).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpaː.raːˈnoː.jaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra‧noia

Noun[edit]

paranoia f (uncountable)

  1. (psychology) paranoia

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Adjective[edit]

paranoia (not comparable)

  1. (informal) paranoid
Synonym: paranoïde

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek παράνοια (paránoia, madness).

Noun[edit]

paranoia f (plural paranoie)

  1. (psychology, figuratively) paranoia

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek παράνοια (paránoia, madness).

Noun[edit]

paranoia f (plural paranoias)

  1. paranoia (a psychotic disorder characterised by delusions of persecution)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

paranoia f (plural paranoias)

  1. paranoia

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