Definition of persecution complex in English:

persecution complex

Line breaks: per|se¦cu¦tion com|plex
(also persecution mania)


  • An irrational and obsessive feeling or fear that one is the object of collective hostility or ill-treatment on the part of others.
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    • Psychiatrists who examined him found he had a severe mental disorder and was suffering from delusions and a persecution complex.
    • Is midsummer madness giving you a wee persecution complex?
    • I swear, the persecution complex is so reflexive for these people that they can find a cloud in every silver lining.

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