- of, like, or suffering from paranoia.
- a person suffering from paranoia.
Also par·a·noi·ac [par-uh-noi-ak, -ik] /ˌpær əˈnɔɪ æk, -ɪk/, par·a·noe·ac [par-uh-nee-ak, -ik] /ˌpær əˈni æk, -ɪk/.
Origin of paranoid
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Examples from the Web for paranoid
“I was so paranoid that I would shred the receipts,” she said.Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen
December 27, 2014
As for his harsh—some might even say paranoid—opposition to European integration, “most of us would support him.”Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute
December 22, 2014
And in a culture as paranoid as ours, we freak out about them all the time.Valerie Jarrett, Obama Consigliere—and Democracy Killer
November 12, 2014
Fifty Years ago, “The Paranoid Style of American Politics” changed how we think about modern conservatism.
Yet the essay does not absolve the Left from paranoid thinking.
He was the one to blame; he'd known Dorflay's paranoid condition for years.Ministry of Disturbance
Henry Beam Piper
But a paranoid Talent could think of them, and know that they were true.
He has all the tendencies to suspicion that a paranoid personality has.
Knowing this, they are also paranoid but, as distinct from the classic pathology, they do have enemies.After the Rain
Even if it's a paranoid constitutional inferior like Jimmy's father.The Syndic
- of, characterized by, or resembling paranoia
- informal exhibiting undue suspicion, fear of persecution, etc
- a person who shows the behaviour patterns associated with paranoia
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Word Origin and History for paranoid
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to, characteristic of, or affected with paranoia.
- One affected with paranoia.
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