Definition of suicidal in English:

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Pronunciation: /s(j)uːɪˈsʌɪd(ə)l/


1Deeply unhappy or depressed and likely to commit suicide: far from being suicidal, he was clearly enjoying life
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  • In fact, depressed or suicidal adolescents may be those least likely to obtain help.
  • Most cancer patients are depressed, some are suicidal.
  • These open meetings are for people who are suicidal or suffering from depression, panic attacks, shyness, etc and it is anonymous.
1.1Relating to or likely to lead to suicide: I began to take her suicidal tendencies seriously
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  • There is also the risk of liver tumors, kidney damage, strokes, heart disease, and a change in personality that can lead to violence and suicidal tendencies.
  • Mr. Fitzwilliam said he monitored his wife's mood swings during her treatment on Prozac and believes that it caused suicidal urges which eventually led to her death.
  • It had been claimed that paroxetine could induce agitation and lead to suicidal thoughts.
1.2Likely to have a disastrously damaging effect on oneself or one’s interests: a suicidal career move
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  • Ovitz is now a spent force in Hollywood, having travelled from hubris to nemesis in just five years and two suicidal career moves.
  • The fact that a new open source competitor called Wordpress is looking really good has to mean that this is a suicidal marketing move.
  • He got there in the penultimate over from Fleming but two balls later he pushed to David Fulton at mid-off and was run out attempting a suicidal single.



Example sentences
  • In a second survey, administered two days later, all students were asked questions about suicidality.
  • Treatment of a known conduct disorder or substance abuse disorder also has not been shown to reduce suicidality.
  • Her sense of helplessness contributed to her desire to solicit help in dealing with her suicidality.


Pronunciation: /s(j)uːɪˈsʌɪdəli/
Example sentences
  • As an unknown teenager, he was cast by Robert Redford opposite Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore in the role of Conrad, a suicidally depressed young man - the Academy loves mental illness.
  • But not all chillies are suicidally hot and beginners are advised to start with milder varieties, like Anaheim or Fresno, that produce a tangy, glowing sensation in the mouth.
  • Now, usually, people with rational views of the world are able to prevent policy from degenerating into such suicidally savage behavior.

Words that rhyme with suicidal

bridal, bridle, fratricidal, genocidal, germicidal, homicidal, idle, idol, infanticidal, insecticidal, intertidal, matricidal, parricidal, patricidal, pesticidal, regicidal, sidle, tidal, tyrannicidal, uxoricidal

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