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Different types of Manias

Boost your vocabulary with the help of this list
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The word mania stands for an excessive enthusiasm or desire for something. Most of us suffer from some obsession or the other, but we might not have the word to describe 'our obsessions'. In this article, we explore 20 extreme reactions, 20 irrational kinds of beliefs and action and 20 words which will help you boost your vocabulary.

Explore the list and see if any one of these matches with your obsessions:

  • Ablutomania: Mania for washing oneself
  • Arithmomania: Obsessive preoccupation with numbers
  • Bibliomania: Craze for books or reading
  • Clinomania: Excessive desire to stay in bed
  • Dinomania: Mania for dancing
  • Dipsomania: Abnormal craving for alcohol
  • Egomania: Irrational self-centered attitude or self-worship
  • Ergomania: Excessive desire to work; workaholism
  • Graphomania: Obsession with writing
  • Hydromania: Irrational craving for water
  • Hypermania: Severe mania
  • Hypomania : Minor mania
  • Kleptomania: Irrational predilection for stealing
  • Megalomania: Abnormal tendency towards grand or grandiose behaviour
  • Monomania: Abnormal obsession with a single thought or idea
  • Nymphomania: Excessive or crazed sexual desire
  • Plutomania: Mania for money
  • Pyromania: Craze for starting fires
  • Theomania: Belief that one is a god
  • Xenomania: Inordinate attachment to foreign things

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