paranoia


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paranoia

noun delusional insanity, delusions, dissased mind, disordered reason, insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, mental aberration, mental disease, phobia, unreaaonable fear, unreasonable fright
See also: insanity
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Throughout the league decider, Hugh Dallas as was taunted by angry Celtic fans singing that tired anthem of paranoia - "Who's The Mason in the Black?
Base their organizational philosophies on extreme antigovernment rhetoric, denoting deep suspicion and paranoia.
Age of Paranoia cover music from bands as varied as The Clash, Green Day and Arctic Monkeys.
The researchers have found that almost 70 per cent of the people, who admitted to suffering paranoia, had difficulty sleeping.
The Greek roots of the word paranoia mean beside-the-mind, notes Hampsey (English, California Polytechnic State U.
The existing forces are not necessary to defend the South, will become nuclear hostages if the North develops a usable arsenal, deter Seoul from strengthening its own defense, encourage anti-Americanism in South Korea, and fuel the North's dangerous paranoia.
Brewer of Orygen Youth Health, a mental-health-research facility in Parkville, Australia, and his coworkers studied 81 teenagers and young adults considered at high risk for developing schizophrenia because they showed mild paranoia and other psychotic symptoms.
While the author has done an excellent job of depicting both the paranoia and self-conscious wittiness to which teen boys under the influence can be prone, Brendon and his world remain for too many passages here a collection of journalist's sketches rather than a novelist's cast of characters.
Ultimately, this array of books provide black readers, especially those possessing a healthy dose of paranoia, with the confirmation they need to be on their guard.
Brian Tarantina plays a beleaguered gay man in Summer of Sam, just one of the many characters caught up in the sprawling tapestry of Spike Lee's study of urban paranoia, set in New York City during the summer of 1977.
She said his paranoia "seemed to verge on the pathological" and claimed he used the money issue to try to keep her silent when the split was announced.
A politically correct paranoia has crept into our airports and into our hearts.