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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It's not that you're vain, it's that you're paranoically insecure.
A paranoically jealous husband, he "Thought nobody loved him," (Ekland says) though he's shown here as the adored life of a nonstop party that at various points included Princess Margaret, Prince Charles, George Harrison and Ravi Shankar.
Directing the attention of journalists to the fact of their inescapable susceptibility to the phenomenon of selective perception--and thus their chance of failing to meet the requisite standards of objectivity--is not a cause for self-flagellation or becoming paranoically defensive when confronted with evidence of their failure.
Fear of al-Qaeda remains paranoically high, especially in the United States, where anthrax-in-the-mail has brought the country to the verge of a nervous breakdown.