paranoia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, madness, from paranous demented, from para- + nous mind Date: circa 1811 1. a psychosis characterized by systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur usually without hallucinations 2. a tendency on the part of an individual or group toward excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others • paranoiac also paranoic adjective or nounparanoically adverb

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  • Paranoia — Paranoïa Pour les articles homonymes, voir Paranoïa (homonymie). La paranoïa (du grec παρά / pará « à côté » et νοῦς / noûs « esprit ») est au sens premier une maladie mentale chronique du groupe des psychoses, caractérisée… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • PARANOÏA — Le mot «paranoïa» (du grec 神見福見, contre, et 益礼羽﨟, esprit) est synonyme de « folie » dans le langage populaire allemand depuis le XVIIIe siècle; en France, l’équivalent de ce mot est «paranoïe» (Larousse, 1874), terme beaucoup moins employé.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • paranoia — PARANÓIA s.f. Nume generic pentru un grup de boli psihice cronice care se manifestă prin lipsă de logică în gândire, prin idei fixe, prin susceptibilitate, prin orgoliu exagerat, prin mania persecuţiei, prin halucinaţii etc.; boală care face… …   Dicționar Român

  • Paranoia — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase Paranoia (desambiguación). Paranoia Clasificación y recursos externos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Paranoia — Sf Geistesgestörtheit, die zu Wahnvorstellungen führt per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus gr. paránoia Torheit, Wahnsinn , Abstraktum zu gr. pará noos wahnsinnig , eigentlich neben dem Verstand seiend , zu gr. nóos, noũs m.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • paranoia — (n.) mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions, 1848 (earlier paranoea 1811), from Gk. paranoia mental derangement, madness, from paranoos mentally ill, insane, from para beside, beyond (see PARA (Cf. para )) + noos mind. FOR… …   Etymology dictionary

  • paranóia — s. f. 1.  [Psiquiatria] Designação dada a diversas perturbações psíquicas, geralmente associadas a desconfianças patológicas e erros de interpretação da realidade. 2. Falta de juízo. = LOUCURA, MALUQUICE • Sinônimo geral: PARANEIA   ‣ Etimologia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • paranoia — par a*noi a (p[a^]r [.a]*noi [.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. para noia.] 1. (Med.) A chronic form of insanity characterized by very gradual impairment of the intellect, systematized delusion, and usually by delusions of persecution or mandatory delusions …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paranoia — un término general para describir una condición psicológica caracterizada por una desconfianza patológica, orgullo desmesurado, falsedad de juicio, ausencia de autocrítica y agresividad. Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano …   Diccionario médico

  • paranoia — /para nɔja/ s.f. [dal gr. paránoia follia , comp. di para para 2 (per indicare disordine, condizione anormale) e di un tema affine a noûs mente ]. 1. (med.) [malattia mentale caratterizzata dallo sviluppo di manie di grandezza, persecuzione,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • paranoia — paranoia, paranoid reactions In psychoanalysis , paranoia involves the projection of internal threatening feelings on to the external world, which is then experienced as persecutory. Psychoanalysts concerned with society are interested in the way …   Dictionary of sociology

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