Translation of paranoid in Spanish:

paranoid

Pronunciation: /ˈpærənɔɪd/

adj

  • 1.1 [Psychology/Psicología] paranoico paranoid schizophrenia esquizofrenia (feminine) paranoide
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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.
    1.2 (fearful, suspicious) to be paranoid about sth estar* obsesionado con algo
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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.

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