mental aberration


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men·tal ab·er·ra·tion

disturbed loosening of association, ambivalence, hallucination, or behavior that connotes a psychological or psychiatric impairment. See: delusion.

men·tal ab·er·ra·tion

(mentăl abĕr-āshŭn)
Disturbed loosening of association, ambivalence, hallucination, or behavior that connotes psychological or psychiatric impairment.

men·tal ab·er·ra·tion

(mentăl abĕr-āshŭn)
Disturbed loosening of association, ambivalence, hallucination, or behavior.
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The assembly continues to gain authority and respect with every year that passes - though is by no means immune to the occasional Cardiff-centric bias and the odd collective mental aberration which defies logic.
Ashley Cole was sucked into spiteful retaliation and was lucky to escape a sending-off and, though Wayne Rooney's mental aberration can be put down to age, it mustn't be condoned and won't be by Sven Goran Eriksson.
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Whoever did this must have had a mental aberration or something like that.
Eddie Ahern became the latest rider to suffer a mental aberration and produce a finish a circuit early at Lingfield yesterday.
I know it's an age thing, but these mental aberrations are starting to add up.
The court judge made the determination, no one else, so that slowly those with sensory problems, neurological inadequacies, mental aberrations of all kinds and those with other difficulties became part of the population of state facilities for retarded.
Laila Robins is impressive, too, in the more peripheral role of a psychiatrist examining the root causes of the mental aberrations behind such killers' compulsions.
Hubbard's seminal work, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, published in 1950 and an immediate best seller, contained Hubbard's conclusions about mental aberrations experienced by all human beings and how to "clear" them through a counseling technique called auditing.
And managing director Fergus McCann said: "When he signed we were not aware of his mental aberrations.