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Meaning of "erotomania" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EROTOMANIA

erotomania  [ɪˌrɒtəʊˈmeɪnɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EROTOMANIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Erotomania is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EROTOMANIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Erotomania

Erotomania is a type of delusion in which the affected person believes that another person, usually a stranger, high-status or famous person, is in love with him or her. The illness often occurs during psychosis, especially in patients with schizophrenia, delusional disorder or bipolar mania. During an erotomanic episode, the patient believes that a secret admirer is declaring his or her affection to the patient, often by special glances, signals, telepathy, or messages through the media. Usually the patient then returns the perceived affection by means of letters, phone calls, gifts, and visits to the unwitting recipient. Even though these advances are unexpected and often unwanted, any denial of affection by the object of this delusional love is dismissed by the patient as a ploy to conceal the forbidden love from the rest of the world. The term erotomania is often confused with obsessive love, obsession with unrequited love, or hypersexuality. Obsessive love is not erotomania by definition.

Definition of erotomania in the English dictionary

The definition of erotomania in the dictionary is abnormally strong sexual desire. Other definition of erotomania is a condition in which a person is obsessed with another person and groundlessly believes that person to be in love with him or her.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EROTOMANIA


Anglomania
ˌæŋɡləʊˈmeɪnɪə
bibliomania
ˌbɪblɪəʊˈmeɪnɪə
decalcomania
dɪˌkælkəˈmeɪnɪə
dipsomania
ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪə
egomania
ˌiːɡəʊˈmeɪnɪə
hypomania
ˌhaɪpəʊˈmeɪnɪə
kleptomania
ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪnɪə
leishmania
liːʃˈmeɪnɪə
mania
ˈmeɪnɪə
megalomania
ˌmɛɡələʊˈmeɪnɪə
melomania
ˌmɛləˈmeɪnɪə
monomania
ˌmɒnəʊˈmeɪnɪə
nymphomania
ˌnɪmfəˈmeɪnɪə
pyromania
ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪnɪə
Romania
rəʊˈmeɪnɪə
Roumania
ruːˈmeɪnɪə
Rumania
ruːˈmeɪnɪə
Tasmania
tæzˈmeɪnɪə
technomania
ˌtɛknəʊˈmeɪnɪə
zoomania
ˌzəʊəˈmeɪnɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EROTOMANIA

erotica
erotical
erotically
eroticisation
eroticise
eroticism
eroticist
eroticization
eroticize
erotisation
erotism
erotization
erotize
erotogenic
erotogenous
erotological
erotologist
erotology
erotomaniac
erotophobia

WORDS THAT END LIKE EROTOMANIA

cleptomania
demonomania
dinomania
eleutheromania
graphomania
hydromania
hypermania
hysteromania
Lithuania
metromania
morphinomania
mythomania
necromania
Obamamania
orchidomania
petalomania
potichomania
theomania
toxicomania
tulipomania
xenomania

Synonyms and antonyms of erotomania in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «erotomania» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EROTOMANIA

Find out the translation of erotomania to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of erotomania from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «erotomania» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

色情狂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

erotomanía
570 millions of speakers

English

erotomania
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दीवानगी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هوس شبقي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эротомания
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

erotomania
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

erotomania
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

érotomanie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Erotomania
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erotomanie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

erotomania
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성욕
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Erotomania
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

erotomania
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எரோடோமேனியா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एरोटोमॅनिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

erotomani
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

erotomania
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

erotomania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

еротоманія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

erotomanie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ερωτομανία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

erotomania
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

erotomania
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

erotomania
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of erotomania

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EROTOMANIA»

The term «erotomania» is regularly used and occupies the 78.159 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EROTOMANIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about erotomania

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EROTOMANIA»

Discover the use of erotomania in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to erotomania and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Erotomania: A Romance
A unique and savage modern love story, Erotomania re-shapes the romance wheel.
Francis Lévy, 2008
2
I Know You Really Love Me: A Psychiatrist's Journal of ...
This true-life saga takes us into the world of Doreen Orion, a psychiatrist who became prey to one of her own patients.
Doreen Orion, 1999
3
The Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
154 erotomania, paranoid type Erotomania is often referred to as CLÉRAM- BAULT'S SYNDROME after French psychiatrist Gaé- tan Gatian de Clérambault ( 1872–1934). In an article published in December 1920, Clérambault described ...
Richard Noll, 2009
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Stalkers and Their Victims
In the area of erotomania the occasional strengths of a categorical approach are obvious (mainly in the secondary or symptomatic erotomanias), but equally the limitations become painfully constraining in the primary or pure syndromes.
Paul E. Mullen, Michele Pathé, Rosemary Purcell, 2000
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Advances in Psychology Research
Seeman (1978), in contrast, differentiated between a "fixed" and "recurrent type" of erotomania characterized by the following: 1. Fixed vs. variable "love object". 2. Chronic vs. recurrent. 3. Object perceived as ordinary vs. more powerful. 4.
Serge P. Shohov, 2003
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Stranger Than Fiction: When Our Minds Betray Us
When this type of preoccupation advances to overt delusion, clinicians diagnose erotomania, or de Clerambault syndrome for the doctor who first re[x>rted it. Although we generally think of paranoia as encompassing delusions of persecution, ...
Marc D. Feldman, Jacqueline M. Feldman, 1998
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The Psychology of Stalking: Clinical and Forensic Perspectives
of an interest in the forensic aspects of erotomania, with its potential for stalking and serious violence (particularly in men, who ofien predominate in these forensic populations), was initiated by Goldstein (1978, 1986, 1987) and by Taylor, ...
J. Reid Meloy, 2001
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Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection: Prevention, ...
Since there have been several cases of homosexual erotomania reported in the literature, Freud's assertion that the disorder "remains totally unintelligible on any other view" is likely to not withstand close scrutiny (Strachey, 1958).
Joseph A. Davis, 2001
9
Cultural History After Foucault
Fiedler's heirs in literary criticism - especially the queer theorists — have pried open the epistemology of this closet.12 Erotophobia is also the night-time opposite of erotomania: the condition of lust about which Foucault has written so  ...
John Neubauer
10
Serial Offenders: Current Thought, Recent Findings
A recent Notre Dame Law Review article suggested that four basic categories of stalkers exist: erotomania and de Clerambault's syndrome, borderline erotomania, former intimate stalkers, and sociopathic stalkers (McAnaney et al., 1993).
Louis B. Schlesinger, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EROTOMANIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term erotomania is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Charlie, Charlie….. Demonology: A Look Into Demons
The nuns were taken over by erotomania. They screamed out blasphemies and started displaying their genitalia. The demons that were ... «The Costa Rican Times, Jun 15»
2
Sinister stalker aged 74 jailed for five years after obsession drove …
You are said to be suffering from erotomania and narcissism. Attempts to treat you have been unsuccessful. Apparently you have the belief that ... «Mirror.co.uk, May 15»
3
The Chains of Government Strengthen as Morality Weakens
Tired of the struggle to be himself he has created boredom out of his own affluence, impotence out of his own erotomania, and vulnerability out ... «Patriot Post, May 15»
4
A tale half told? Zachary Leader's biography of Saul Bellow
Bellow's borderline erotomania can again usefully be compared to Roth's, Mailer's, Updike's. In all four it stands in some way for the desire to ... «Herald Scotland, Apr 15»
5
Style Invitational Week 1120: Celebrating our Differences: a retro …
From “Cartagena, Colombia”: Cab, gal, erotomania: Only one of these is an authorized Secret Service travel expense. (Chris Doyle, Ponder ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
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Home Video | A breath of fresh air from Tim Burton
Certainly, erotomania is a subject fully deserving of filmic treatment. But this film isn't strong enough to juggle the wrenching shifts in tone that it ... «Mansfield News Journal, Apr 15»
7
Weekend movie: Chappie
... sounds like — drunkenness, erotomania, drugs, crime and revolt. One of Die Antwoord's international theme songs is called Fok Jou Naaiers. «Rand Daily Mail, Mar 15»
8
Prolific stalker jailed for two years - and will have his phone and …
Green - who uses aliases Holden, Carlione, Colcord, Goldberg and Versace and Dallas Deangeles - is understood to suffer from erotomania: a ... «mirror.co.uk, Mar 15»
9
NZ's most prolific stalker Glenn Green jailed, phone and address …
Green - who uses aliases Holden, Carlione, Colcord, Goldberg and Versace and Dallas Deangeles - is understood to suffer from erotomania: a ... «New Zealand Herald, Mar 15»
10
What an '80s TV Show Tells Us About Self-Checkout Machines
... March 30, 1981—blame for this crime was not placed on politics but on madness, on the would-be assassin's erotomania for a movie actress, ... «TheStranger.com, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Erotomania [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/erotomania>. Aug 2019 ».
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