mania mania  /ˈmeɪ ni ə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
  2. (n) a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently

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Usage(s):

  • So our fascination with the crime becomes a populist mania: an obsession with the wreckage of the rich and famous, comeuppance for hubris, a communal grasping for a moral to a .

News

  1. Images of world sport: Base brawl at Chavez Ravine and the return of Tebow-mania

    Images of world sports include a baseball brawl, some fan interference and the return of Tebow-mania.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Deseret News

  2. Great China Mania Completes the Shooting of Its First Movie "Kick Ass Girls"

    HONG KONG -- Great China Mania Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "GMEC") announces the completion of shooting its first movie "Kick Ass Girls". The movie was shot in both Hong ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Puig Mania Hits Los Angeles As The Young Baseball Star's Marketing Potential Soars

    Mania has struck Los Angeles in the form of a Cuban-born baseball player.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "I saw the crazies from day one and I was not worried about that, certainly was not worried about playing the mania, based on my history of intensity and all of that," Douglas said. "But I was curious and challenged by where the humor and...
    on Sep 27, 2007 By: Michael Douglas Source: FOXNews

  2. "Tut mania is back," said John Norman, president of Arts and Exhibitions International, an organizer of the exhibit.
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: John Norman Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. Features of Stalin's rule such as "the physical removal of political opponents, ...... spy mania, defamation of government critics and rights activists, equating any dissent with anti-government activity" remain Russia's political reality,...
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: Grigory Yavlinsky Source: Forbes

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