Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Offensive Slang Informal Schizophrenic or schizoid.
  • adj. Slang Informal Characterized by the coexistence of disparate or antagonistic elements.

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  • adj. , (offensive) schizoid, schizophrenic

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Shortening and alteration of schizoid.

Examples

  • On the assumption that you too can handle a schizy reality -- Polanski did a bad thing and hasn't quite resolved it; he's made a magnificent movie -- let's press on to the film itself.

    Jesse Kornbluth: Got a Problem With Roman Polanksi? See The Ghost Writer Anyway. It's A Masterpiece.

  • His real achievement, though, is effortlessly synthesizing a dizzying array of dissonant phenomena (Cold War espionage, ecstatic religiosity), incongruous pairings (Darwinism, Tantric sex), and otherwise schizy ephemera (psychedelic drugs, spaceflight) into a cogent, satisfyingly complete narrative.

    Cover to Cover

  • BEHAR: You ` re sort of a schizy (ph) on it because you ` re a trasher and then a kiss-ass.

    CNN Transcript Nov 6, 2009

  • Marco Brambilla, a novice director, can't begin to mesh the schizy mixture of headbanging violence, future-shock satire and Hollywood in-jokes.

    Altered States And Demoman

  • Today I'm schizy about putting Prologues in my books.

    QUIBBLES & BITS

  • This evening, I realized my thinking had gotten a bit schizy.

    November 6, 2008 « A Dance to the Music of Life

  • The girls faced no such threat, of course; indeed they agreed with us that, if a man had called to complain about the girls doing it, he would have been treated as a schizy peeping Tom, not as an upstanding citizen with a legitimate concern.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Bad dreams left him schizy -- every man in the diner looked like a cop.

    American Tabloid

  • As for The New York Times, it went absolutely schizy.

    Buried Alive, The Biography of Janis Joplin

  • His real achievement though is effortlessly synthesizing a dizzying array of dissonant phenomena (Cold War espionage, ecstatic religiosity) incongruous pairings (Darwinism, Tantric Sex), and otherwise schizy ephemera (psychedelic drugs, spaceflight) into a cogent, satisfyingly complete narrative.

    The Chicago Blog

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