from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire; a craze: a mania for neatness.
- n. Psychiatry A manifestation of bipolar disorder, characterized by profuse and rapidly changing ideas, exaggerated sexuality, gaiety, or irritability, and decreased sleep.
- n. Violent abnormal behavior. See Synonyms at insanity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity.
- n. Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; fanaticism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf. delirium.
- n. Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any form or phase of insanity with exaltation of spirits and rapidity of mental action; specifically, a psychoneurosis with these as the fundamental features.
- n. An eager, uncontrolled, or uncontrollable desire: as, a mania for drink; in colloquial use, a “rage” or craze for something: as, a mania for first editions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
- n. an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
List mania is at its highest before holiday seasons: summer and winter.
Lots of "Avatar" mania is incoming starting tomorrow, so lock your browsers on MTV. com if you want to keep up with the latest.
While no doubt the abrupt fall has caught some traders with big losses, the bigger danger is a long-term mania that leads to a far bigger misallocation of capital.
Cat mania is also becoming a business for some people, as Yoshimura-san explains.
OK, hopefully the thought has crossed more than my mind that this whole Obama-mania is in a word, Messianic.
You made your fan film during the height of Matrix-mania; is that what inspired you to make the film?
"Obama" mania is getting attention is because he's an educated black man with the Democratic nomination for President of the United States of America.
Twilight mania is encompassing all aspects of our entertainment culture.
But I also think that this off-shore drilling mania is a political propaganda adopted by McCain.
Fueled by the untimely death of and reported brilliant performance by Heath Ledger, Bat-mania is at fever pitch.
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