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Definition of Mania


  1. Violent derangement of mind; madness; insanity. Cf. Delirium.
  2. Excessive or unreasonable desire; insane passion affecting one or many people; as, the tulip mania.

Mania Quotations

A lot of people come up to me expecting to meet the person they have seen perform. It's not going to happen, unless my mania, my stage person, responds to them and not the real me.
Sia Furler

Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them.
Honore de Balzac

Racing is a great mania to which one must sacrifice everything, without reticence, without hesitation.
Enzo Ferrari

My ever-present mania meant I was never phased by staying up twenty hours a day or by the different time zones. I was Superman.
Andy Behrman

When McGwire started the home run mania, attendance came back. The owners understood that the sudden spike in homers wasn't accidental. All baseball knew it. But baseball is run on money, and home runs meant money. Baseball turned a blind eye.
Gary Sheffield
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Mania Translations

mania in French is manie
mania in German is Wahnsinn
mania in Italian is mania
mania in Swedish is vanvett, vurm, mani
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