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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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Michael Barkun even presents an "alien outer space" component, replete with antisemitic overtones, which would be otherwise laughable lest one forget that included among the paranoiacs and apocalyptics are those who take such manifestations seriously and are not outside the circle of violence.
Paranoiacs requiring disorder to be ordered, they are soldiers needing enemies, landowners looking for poachers, Naturalists seeking deviants whose abnormality can be diagnosed.
COM, our fave MP3-sharing site, may not be so bad for the record industry as the conglomerate paranoiacs suppose.
Paranoiacs necessarily compartmentalize their actions, isolating themselves from social relationships with increasingly complex scenarios for retreat and self-protection.
will largely be reactive" He also predicts that the lack of adequate gun control laws will result in extreme violence; and that Latinos, after realizing "the paranoiacs who spew forth rhetoric about killing to save the white race have no more respect for brown people than they do for black people," ultimately will fight beside blacks.
The wheelers and dealers, the whores, adventurers, misfits, failed suicides, jokers, paranoiacs, presumptuous tourists, fixers, stooges, drunks, misguided innocents, frustrated pensioners gone berserk, and psychomaniacs become academic tyros - all these types and more populate the humor-filled pages of Legendy Nevskogo Prospekta.