Definitions

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  • n. A supposed suicide attempt that was not intended to succeed.

Etymologies

para- +‎ suicide, coined by Norman Krietman in 1977. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the outback, the phenomenon of white-boy self-destruction intersects with Aboriginal recklessness, suicide and parasuicide.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

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