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doc Definition of paranoia
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  • a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • Mental derangement; insanity.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • 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.
  • source: Webster 1913
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