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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

Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts.
William S. Burroughs

In an era of parental paranoia, lawsuit mania and testing frenzy, we are failing to inspire our children's curiosity, creativity, and imagination. We are denying them opportunities to tinker, discover, and explore - in short, to play.
Darell Hammond

Paranoia is just another word for ignorance.
Hunter S. Thompson

I have an advanced degree in procrastination and another one in paranoia.
Joanne Harris
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