What is another word for Manias?

Pronunciation: [mˈe͡ɪni͡əz] (IPA)

Manias, which refers to an intense or extreme obsession or preoccupation with something, has several synonyms. One synonym is obsession, which is a persistent feeling or idea that occupies one's mind. Fanaticism is another synonym for manias, which describes an irrational and extreme enthusiasm or passion for something, often leading to excessive actions or behavior. A third synonym for manias is addiction, which is a dependency or habituation to a particular substance or activity. Lastly, compulsion is also a synonym for manias, which refers to the irresistible urge to engage in a specific behavior or activity despite its negative consequences.

Usage examples for Manias

After the various love Manias which preceded his meeting with Mme.
"The Countess of Albany"
Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
I suggest to Mrs. Wharton that this story is at least as interesting as the one she has told; but I fear she will not care to write it, because apparently she considers it necessary that people who are well bred and refined should be the helpless victims of destructive Manias.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
Upton Sinclair
To a sober-minded denizen of England, the ungovernable pride, insatiable vanity, and love of fighting, inherent in the French, appear really little short of insanity, to so great an excess do they push these Manias.
"The Idler in France"
Marguerite Gardiner

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