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paranoid

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Pronunciation: /ˈparənɔɪd
 
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Definition of paranoid in English:

adjective

1Characterized 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.
Synonyms
irrationally anxious, over-suspicious, paranoiac, suspicious, mistrustful, distrustful, fearful, insecure
British informal para

noun

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A person who is paranoid: further accusations would sound like the ramblings of a 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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