from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, characteristic of, or affected with paranoia.
- adj. Exhibiting or characterized by extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others: a paranoid suspicion that the phone might be bugged.
- n. One affected with paranoia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, related to, or suffering from paranoia
- adj. Exhibiting extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others
- n. Someone suffering from paranoia
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Affected with paranoia.
- adj. Suffering from delusions of being persecuted by the conspiratorial actions of others; having an unwarranted suspicion of the motives of others; -- used loosely in a negative sense, not as a medical term.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling paranœa.
- n. The trade-name for a plastic material which resembles celluloid, used for dominoes, poker chips, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person afflicted with paranoia
- adj. suffering from paranoia
And I never asked you if you thought I was paranoid, I am * rightfully paranoid* and I'm ok with that.
Wolf, this question of whether it was Saddam and the doubles -- I don't mean to use the term paranoid in the classic psychiatric sense.
Rubyfoo: I haven't seen any psychiatric diagnoses, but the term paranoid
I haven't seen any psychiatric diagnoses, but the term paranoid schizophre
This was before I went on the web and knew almost nothing about paranoid personality disorder and just assumed the term paranoid schizophrenic was an hysterical insult that self-righteous idiots flung at a person they didn't like.
As Hofstadter wrote, "We are all sufferers from history, but the paranoid is a double sufferer, since he is afflicted not only by the real world, with the rest of us, but by his fantasies as well."
We are all sufferers from history, but the paranoid is a double sufferer, since he is afflicted not only by the real world, with the rest of us, but by his fantasies as well.
MARSHALL: Well, mothers who kill their children often have what we call paranoid attachment systems so the way they attach to the child is being angry towards the child, feeling that the child has taken something from them, taking the love, they ` re jealous toward other people ` s attention towards the child, but they also love the child and are attached.
MORRISON: "You" is what we call a paranoid pseudo community.
A shrink had once told him to use the word cautious because of the negative connotations associated with the word paranoid, but Rapp had only laughed.