Definition of paranoid in English:


Syllabification: par·a·noid
Pronunciation: /ˈparəˌnoid


  • 1Of, characterized by, or suffering from the mental condition of paranoia: paranoid schizophrenia
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    • He has a history of mental health problems including paranoid delusions as well as a history of alcohol and drugs misuse.
    • The appellant suffers from paranoid schizophrenia which is a mental illness within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983.
    • Martin was a diabetic with paranoid schizophrenia, and he had been out of his insulin for over a month.
  • 1.1Unreasonably or obsessively anxious, suspicious, or mistrustful: you think I’m paranoid but I tell you there is something going on
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    • I'm not a naturally suspicious or paranoid person.
    • Where did he get such an obsessive, paranoid personality from?
    • Gemma, naturally paranoid, was suspicious of the stairs and suspected that they were much shorter than they had seemed.
    oversuspicious, paranoiac, suspicious, mistrustful, fearful, insecure


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  • A person who is paranoid.
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    • Paranoids have a fatal tendency to look for the enemy in the wrong place.
    • In certain periods of history it's been the paranoids who survived.
    • Kafka's characters are constantly terrified-though even paranoids have real enemies.

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