Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or having a personality disorder marked by extreme shyness, flat affect, reclusiveness, discomfort with others, and an inability to form close relationships.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or suggestive of schizophrenia. No longer in scientific use.
  • adjective Informal Relating to or characterized by the coexistence of disparate or antagonistic elements.
  • noun A schizoid person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective characterized by social withdrawal and flat affect
  • adjective archaic schizophrenic
  • noun someone with Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • noun archaic someone with schizophrenia

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of schizophrenia
  • noun characterized by symptoms similar to but less severe than schizophrenia
  • adjective marked by withdrawal and inability to form close relationships

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Examples

  • However, he concluded, enforcement is likely to remain schizoid "until there is a reform of immigration law that is acceptable to the American people."

    Police chiefs press for immigration reform

  • But Phil suggests more psychological factors are at play with those who indulge in schizoid identities:

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • But Phil suggests more psychological factors are at play with those who indulge in schizoid identities:

    Identity drift

  • The same impulses that others struggled with occasionally, but that could be controlled or concealed enough for them to function in everyday society, overwhelmed him much of his life, starting with that long-ago spring when he was hospitalized at age twenty-two for what experts today might classify as schizoid affective disorder.

    Into the Story

  • The same impulses that others struggled with occasionally, but that could be controlled or concealed enough for them to function in everyday society, overwhelmed him much of his life, starting with that long-ago spring when he was hospitalized at age twenty-two for what experts today might classify as schizoid affective disorder.

    Into the Story

  • The same impulses that others struggled with occasionally, but that could be controlled or concealed enough for them to function in everyday society, overwhelmed him much of his life, starting with that long-ago spring when he was hospitalized at age twenty-two for what experts today might classify as schizoid affective disorder.

    Into the Story

  • The same impulses that others struggled with occasionally, but that could be controlled or concealed enough for them to function in everyday society, overwhelmed him much of his life, starting with that long-ago spring when he was hospitalized at age twenty-two for what experts today might classify as schizoid affective disorder.

    Into the Story

  • "" So-called schizoid personalities, who are extremely withdrawn, are commoner in families of schizophrenics, '' says Dr. Jonathan Benjamin of Ben Gurion University in Israel.

    Is Everybody Crazy?

  • MARK HILLMAN, PSYCHOTHERAPIST: It ` s called schizoid affective disorder.

    CNN Transcript Jul 25, 2008

  • There was never any clear diagnosis of his problem, although the terms schizoid and schizophrenic kept cropping up.

    Obsession

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