1. [ noun ] (psychology) an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
Synonyms: passion cacoethes
Related terms: irrational_motive egomania necrophilia kleptomania logorrhea monomania dipsomania phaneromania pyromania trichotillomania agromania
2. [ noun ] (psychiatry) a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
Synonyms: manic_disorder
Related terms: affective_disorder craze
Similar spelling:   Mani