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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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A: Hearing impairment can produce paranoic behavior and delusions.
They may even laugh at you and then walk away muttering to themselves about your sick preoccupation with unrealistic and paranoic scenarios.
To a paranoic poof even Electoral Register forms take on sinister overtones with smirking queries about merchant seamen.
If you have ever wondered why "Dear Abby" usually advises counseling for her troubled readers, you will find out what that entails in this well-written book, for it is a case study of people with problems such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and others who have suicidal, schizophrenic, or paranoic tendencies.