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mania Tweet Definition of mania Like Definition of mania on Facebook
noun
  1. Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity.
  2. Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; fanaticism
manic-depressive Tweet Definition of manic-depressive Like Definition of manic-depressive on Facebook
adjective
  1. Exhibiting manic depression.
masochism Tweet Definition of masochism Like Definition of masochism on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. the enjoyment of receiving pain
mechanism Tweet Definition of mechanism Like Definition of mechanism on Facebook
noun
  1. Within a machine or machinery; any mechanical means for the conversion or control of motion, or the transmission or control of power
  2. Any combination of cams, gears, links, belts, chains and logical mechanical elements
  3. A group of objects or parts that interact together. (Political machine)
  4. A mental, physical or chemical process.
  1. (philosophy) A theory that all natural phenomena can be explained by physical causes.
megalomania Tweet Definition of megalomania Like Definition of megalomania on Facebook
noun
  1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
  2. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
megalomaniac Tweet Definition of megalomaniac Like Definition of megalomaniac on Facebook
noun
  1. One affected with or exhibiting megalomania
melancholia Tweet Definition of melancholia Like Definition of melancholia on Facebook
noun
  1. clinical depression, characterised by irrational fears, guilt and apathy
  2. melancholy
melancholic Tweet Definition of melancholic Like Definition of melancholic on Facebook
adjective
  1. filled with or affected by melancholy
melancholy Tweet Definition of melancholy Like Definition of melancholy on Facebook
noun (melancholies)
  1. (obsolete) Great sadness or depression; gloom.
  2. (dated) black bile
adjective
  1. Affected with great sadness or depression.
mental Tweet Definition of mental Like Definition of mental on Facebook
adjective
  1. of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process
  2. (anatomy) of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial
  3. (biology) of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure
  4. (context, colloquial, comparable) of or pertaining to a crazy person
He is the most mental freshman I've seen yet.
mysophilia Tweet Definition of mysophilia Like Definition of mysophilia on Facebook
noun
  1. A sexual dependency on something soiled or filthy, usually a kind of undergarment after use.
    • 1963: National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (U.S.), The Psychoanalytic Review, p272
    • :While here filthiness is seemingly a consequence of the fear of being soiled, it is in our cases a consciously wished for situation which might be similar to within the psychosexual infantility.
    • 1988: Dennis M. Dailey, The Sexually Unusual: Guide to Understanding and Helping, p17
    • :Mysophilia, for example, can probably only be an erotic turn-on when it is possible for people to be clean, which is something that has been possible only in comparatively recent times.
    • 2003: Richard W Roukema, MD, What Every Patient, Family, Friend, and Caregiver Needs to Know About Psychiatry, p133
    • :These paraphilias include coprophilia (preoccupation with feces), urophilia (preoccupation with urine), (preoccupation with unclean surroundings)"
mythomania Tweet Definition of mythomania Like Definition of mythomania on Facebook
noun
  1. a compulsion to tell lies and exaggerate the truth

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