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mania

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1  —as in:
mania surrounding the big event
Definition extremely strong enthusiasm —  often widely shared for something in particular
  • Election mania is gripping the entire state.
mania = extremely strong enthusiasm
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • World Cup mania has spread across the continent.
  • mania = extremely strong enthusiasm
  • It was the most irrational financial bubble since Tulip Mania.
  • mania = extremely strong enthusiasm
  • The only score we would have been totally happy with would have been 100 to 0. And right there in the middle of it all, in the midst of this perfect season mania, was Stargirl, popping up whenever the ball went through the net, no matter which team scored, cheering everything and everybody.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • mania = extreme enthusiasm
  • The Admiral knows that claiming responsibility for Emby's absence would play right into the mania that Roland is creating.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • mania = extreme enthusiasm
  • But Dad's mania for the machine had carried him beyond the reach of reason.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • mania = enthusiasm so strong it is like a mental disorder
  • That mania, to start with, for doing things in private.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • mania = enthusiasm (for something) that is so strong it is like a mental disorder
  • His manias make a startling combination.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • manias = extremely strong enthusiasms for particular things
  • He came home with a mania for running.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • mania = extreme enthusiasm
  • My drunkenness is always sad, and when I am thoroughly drunk my mania is to relate all the lugubrious stories which my foolish nurse inculcated into my brain.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
mania = extreme enthusiasm

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2  —as in:
the mania of manic depression
Definition a mood disorder characterized by excitement, rapidly changing ideas, and overactivity
  • Borderline personality disorder might appear while someone is experiencing an episode of major depression or mania, only to disappear shortly thereafter.
mania = a mood disorder characterized by excitement, rapidly changing ideas, and overactivity
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Impulsive acts accompanying mania often lead to problems.
  • mania = a mood disorder characterized by excitement and rapidly changing ideas
  • As December progressed, the Bird's mania deepened.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • mania = mood disorder characterized by excitement
  • And it reads like rage growing to mania!
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • mania = mood disorder characterized by excitement
  • I reached for some explanation and strange words came to mind, words I'd learned only minutes before: paranoia, mania, delusions of grandeur and persecution.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • mania = a mood disorder characterized by excitement
  • He said in the famous "acid" tone that Counsel knew so well: "Do I understand you to assert that women are not subject to homicidal mania?"
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • mania = a mood disorder characterized by excitement
  • I was sitting in Psychology 101 when the professor read the symptoms aloud from the overhead screen: depression, mania, paranoia, euphoria, delusions of grandeur and persecution.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • mania = a mood disorder characterized by excitement
  •   Armstrong said: "And the motive?"
      "Religious mania. What do you say, doctor?"
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  •   "Religious mania, that's the ticket...."
      "It's crazy-everything's crazy."
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Religious mania-thinks she's God's instrument, something of that kind!
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None

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