- manhood suffrage,
- manic depression,
- manic disorder
Origin of mania
Examples from the Web for mania
Hours after these reports, one of which I published, the mania was in full swing.
If you want to predict trends in America, whether in politics or products, World Cup mania should serve as a wake-up call.Ann Coulter Doesn’t Get the Real Reasons Behind America’s World Cup Mania|Kristen Soltis Anderson|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The more important smell test is one of tone: that cocktail of cleverness, warmth, and mania that marked the Henson years.Bad Jokes and Silent Kids: How You Know Something Is Very Wrong With Muppets Most Wanted|Brandy Zadrozny|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With billions in sales, crashed online servers, and a bestselling soundtrack, ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ mania is upon us.The ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Phenomenon: Billions in Sales, Crashed Servers, and a Flashy Concert|Alec Kubas-Meyer|October 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The debt ceiling is approaching, and Washington is in the grips of another round of mania.
I suppose I shall catch the mania for bric-à-brac and curiosities, and make them the object of my life, since I have no other.
The desire to return home, whatever might be the sacrifice, became almost a mania with him, but he would not beg his way.Rodney, the Ranger|John V. Lane
I expect she condescended to give me a glimpse of them because I've inherited her mania.The Invader|Margaret L. Woods
So he asked about other things, until finally, with the passing days, it seemed to become a mania with him.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
Melancholia is more favorable than mania in pregnancy, but after labor mania gives the better prognosis.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
Word Origin for mania
n combining form
Word Origin for -mania
late 14c., "mental derangement characterized by excitement and delusion," from Late Latin mania "insanity, madness," from Greek mania "madness, frenzy; enthusiasm, inspired frenzy; mad passion, fury," related to mainesthai "to rage, go mad," mantis "seer," menos "passion, spirit," all from PIE *men- "to think, to have one's mind aroused, rage, be furious" (see mind (n.)). Sense of "fad, craze" is 1680s, from French manie in this sense. Sometimes nativized in Middle English as manye. Used since 1500s (in imitation of Greek) as the second element in compounds expressing particular types of madness (cf. nymphomania, 1775; kleptomania, 1830; megalomania, 1890).
Violent, abnormal, or impulsive behavior. In psychological terms, mania is wild activity associated with manic depression.