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psychological

Syllabification: psy·cho·log·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˌsīkəˈläjək(ə)l
 
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Definition of psychological in English:

adjective

1Of, affecting, or arising in the mind; related to the mental and emotional state of a person: the victim had sustained physical and psychological damage
More example sentences
  • The end product is of course very different, but the internal or psychological processes are related.
  • Does he not see the inner torment and psychological damage this is causing me?
  • In the north of Europe, the Fauves' celebration of color was pushed to new emotional and psychological depths.
Synonyms
mental, emotional, intellectual, inner, cerebral, brain, rational, cognitive
1.1Of or relating to psychology: psychological research
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  • She took a sabbatical and has continued with her psychological researches while sailing the South Seas.
  • I find consolation in the fact that psychological research shows that man is capable of empathy as well as evil.
  • The new research looked at psychological tests done 12 months after the first injection.
1.2(Of an ailment or problem) having a mental rather than a physical cause: it was concluded that her pain was psychological
More example sentences
  • Most sexual problems have a psychological rather than a physical cause.
  • Scientific research has successfully shown that abortion causes many psychological side effects.
  • The first is how psychoanalysis, if it is a myth, can solve psychological problems.
Synonyms
(all) in the mind, psychosomatic, emotional, irrational, subjective, subconscious, unconscious

Derivatives

psychologically

1
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • That cell mate might be psychologically disturbed or could be an alcoholic or a junkie, he pointed out.
  • For example if people go on to low-fat diets it can make them feel deprived, which can be negative psychologically.
  • For many it was an affliction that lasted well beyond their teenage years and could be psychologically devastating.

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