Examples from the Web for paranoia
Against this paranoia of recent history, Frank takes the long view that all disasters and destruction are natural.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe|Tom LeClair|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those who dream of a post-partisan future should note that paranoia has a habit of erasing traditional political boundaries.From ISIS to Ebola, What Has Made Naomi Wolf So Paranoid?|Michael Moynihan|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That, in the absence of an explanation as to why, paranoia takes over.
As my paranoia deepened, I became convinced that I had died and no one was telling me.Maureen Dowd: ‘I Love’ Pot Billboard Using My Image, Will Use It for Christmas Card|Abby Haglage|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As fears of the virus hitting Europe intensify, health officials warn that paranoia and racial profiling may grow, as well.
Two well known neurologists declared that he was a victim of paranoia and must soon be confined in an asylum.Possessed|Cleveland Moffett
Its evil potency is greatly enhanced by the facility with which it weds alcoholism, and breeds tuberculosis, cancer, and paranoia.Defenseless America|Hudson Maxim
Paranoia, at least in its severer forms, completely justifies the plea of irresponsibility for actions committed.
The paranoia may not always follow the course mapped out for it.
In other words, these propaganda ideas serve much the same end as do the similar delusions of persecution in paranoia.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
British Dictionary definitions for paranoia
Word Origin for paranoia
Word Origin and History for paranoia
"mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions," 1848 (earlier paranoea 1811), from Greek paranoia "mental derangement, madness," from paranoos "mentally ill, insane," from para- "beside, beyond" (see para- (1)) + noos "mind."
FOR several years frequent descriptions have been given in the foreign journals, especially German and Italian, of the forms of insanity designated by the names Paranoia, Verrücktkeit, and Wahnsinn. ["Paranoia -- Systematized Delusions and Mental Degenerations," J. Séglas (transl. William Noyes), 1888]