Definition of lycanthropy in English:
1The supernatural transformation of a person into a wolf, as recounted in folk tales.
- For his trouble, he's cursed with a peculiar form of lycanthropy that appears to transform its sufferers into German shepherds.
- A teenage werewolf tale that cleverly equates lycanthropy with menstruation, Snaps is a horror movie that apparently has something to say.
- When Ginger turns from horny to hyper violent, Brigitte's last hope is Sam, a handsome dope dealer with expertise in biology and lycanthropy.
1.1 archaic A form of madness involving the delusion of being an animal, usually a wolf, with correspondingly altered behavior.
- Similar attempts to explain lycanthropy as a delusion rooted in illness have been repeated throughout the twentieth century.
- In modern psychology, lycanthropy is an infrequent disorder in which a person believes they're a wolf or some other animal, often linked to schizophrenia.
- There are a few cases of lycanthropy, such as drug addicts being locked up after claiming to be seeing satanic visions, growing hair and even chasing rabbits in their spare time.
- Example sentences
- It went lycanthropic and started growling at me.
- She was a very suggestive looking… er… droid, especially to a lonely guy with lycanthropic tendencies.
- These men and women were all subject to genetic altercations that created them into lycanthropic monsters.
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