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Definition of Paranoia


  1. A chronic form of insanity characterized by very gradual impairment of the intellect, systematized delusion, and usually by delusious of persecution or mandatory delusions producing homicidal tendency. In its mild form paranoia may consist in the well-marked crotchetiness exhibited in persons commonly called "cranks." Paranoiacs usually show evidences of bodily and nervous degeneration, and many have hallucinations, esp. of sight and hearing.
  2. Mental derangement; insanity.

Paranoia Quotations

There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.
Hunter S. Thompson

African Americans have always known that a little bit of paranoia was healthy for us.
Cynthia McKinney

There are 316 million people in the United States of America. About six million of them watch 'Homeland,' Showtime's thriller about world terror, paranoia, and bipolar disorder. That's about 2 percent of the population; roughly what the guy with the beard running on the Libertarian Party ticket gets when he runs for Congress.
Stephen Rodrick

I think paranoia can be instructive in the right doses. Paranoia is a skill.
John Shirley

This is a do-it-yourself test for paranoia: you know you've got it when you can't think of anything that's your fault.
Robert M. Hutchins
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