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mania

Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪniə/

Translation of mania in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -nias)

  • 1.1 u and c [Psychology/Psicología] manía (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • When these types break down they tend to develop either hysteria or mania.
    • In two striking chapters he describes an episode of acute mania and how his manic depression affects his life.
    • And so what you're indicating there is that there are degrees of mania when it comes to manic depression.
    1.2 countable/numerable (obsession) manía (feminine), obsesión (feminine) they have a mania for secrecy tienen la manía or obsesión de querer mantener todo en secreto
    Example sentences
    • Like fashion and distinct from both fads and crazes, manias tend to develop by spreading downward through the social strata.
    • Whether it is a mania for the latest hot rock star singer, or a mania to buy a financial asset, manias have truly exerted their influence for centuries.
    • There will be gold rushes, booms, and manias aplenty in our future.

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