Definition of Paranoid

1. Noun. A person afflicted with paranoia.

Exact synonyms: Paranoiac
Generic synonyms: Psycho, Psychotic, Psychotic Person

2. Adjective. Suffering from paranoia.
Similar to: Insane

Definition of Paranoid

1. Adjective. Of, related to, or suffering from paranoia ¹

2. Adjective. Exhibiting extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others ¹

3. Noun. Someone suffering from paranoia ¹

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Definition of Paranoid

1. one affected with paranoia [n -S]

Medical Definition of Paranoid

1. 1. Relating to or characterised by paranoia. 2. Having delusions of persecution. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paranoid

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Literary usage of Paranoid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The paranoid States By a paranoid state is meant a form of mental disturbance ... A paranoid state may develop acutely (paranoia acuta), or it may develop, ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"The Journal OF Nervous and Mental Disease An American Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry, Founded in 1874 Original articles paranoid MANIA BY LAWSON G. ..."

3. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1919)
"The paranoid type is characterized by a rapidly developing mental weakness with preservation of lucidity, and by a chronic delusional and hallucinatory ..."

4. Outlines of Psychiatry by William Alanson White (1915)
"PARANOIA AND paranoid STATES. PARANOIA. General Considerations. — When the term "paranoia" first came into general use the number of cases included under it ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Medico-Psychological Association Annual Meeting by American Medico-Psychological Association (1903)
"Formerly Superintendent Connecticut Hospital for the Insane. In this paper, the title " paranoid Dementia" is used as synonymous with Dementia ..."

6. The Modern Treatment of Nervous and Mental Diseases by William Alanson White, Smith Ely Jelliffe (1913)
"Fixed and systematized delusions are the essence of paranoic and paranoid states. They are by reputation and common experience a type of mental disorder ..."

7. A Clinical Manual of Mental Diseases by Francis Xavier Dercum (1917)
"Inasmuch, therefore, as this group includes both juvenile and paranoid insanity, I have for some years applied to it the designation of the ..."

8. Études sur la Queste del saint graal attribuée à Gautier Map by Albert Pauphilet, Colonel Bell Burr, Ernst Ziegler, Douglas Symmers (1921)
"The paranoid form also has much in common with the hebephrenic. The predominant note in these cases is of egotism and boastfulness. ..."

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