Share this entry

Share this page

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.

Definition of mania in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day hito
m
landmark …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, the paga extra (or paga extraordinaria) is a bonus payment equivalent to a month's salary, paid twice a year, at Christmas and in July before the summer vacation, on top of the normal monthly salary. These bonuses are written into most permanent employment contracts.