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anoia

[ uh-noi-uh ]
/ əˈnɔɪ ə /
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noun
extreme mental deficiency.
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Also called an·o·e·sia [an-oh-ee-shuh, -shee-uh, -zee-uh]. /ˌæn oʊˈi ʃə, -ʃi ə, -zi ə/.

Origin of anoia

<Greek, equivalent to áno(os) not understanding (a-a-6 + (os) mind + -os adj. suffix) + -ia-ia
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