- of or relating to the human soul or mind; mental (opposed to physical).
- Psychology. pertaining to or noting mental phenomena.
- outside of natural or scientific knowledge; spiritual.
- of or relating to some apparently nonphysical force or agency: psychic research; psychic phenomena.
- sensitive to influences or forces of a nonphysical or supernatural nature.
- a person who is allegedly sensitive to psychic influences or forces; medium.
Origin of psychic
Examples from the Web for psychic
Brown gave no sign of concern, as if he had suddenly suffered some psychic disconnect from consequences.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America
November 26, 2014
But, his psychic performance in the British Empire was about as underwhelming as England's in the World Cup.
One August day she left her psychic's office in tears, we heard, because the woman had warned her to stay away from Dodi Fayed.The Day the Fairytale Died
July 12, 2014
The Oberhausen aquarium erected a memorial of the psychic octopus with a golden urn containing his ashes.
Everything about the game, from its actual strategy to its psychic rhythms, revolved around him.Shaq, Year One
Charles P. Pierce
May 24, 2014
Let me say at once that I am not taking up the question of the psychic, or entering into it at all.The Conquest of Fear
Does it not throw some doubts upon your own psychic fitness for mating at all?City of Endless Night
Both gipsy and psychic expert had failed in their prophecies.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
In other words, there must be a psychic interest preceding the sex act.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
The greater the fear of failure, the more the psychic impotence increases.The Sexual Question
- outside the possibilities defined by natural laws, as mental telepathy
- (of a person) sensitive to forces not recognized by natural laws
- mental as opposed to physical; psychogenic
- bridge (of a bid) based on less strength than would normally be required to make the bid
- a person who is sensitive to parapsychological forces or influences
Word Origin and History for psychic
1872, "of or pertaining to the human soul" (earlier psychical, 1640s), from Greek psykhikos "of the soul, spirit, or mind" (opposed to somatikos), also (New Testament) "concerned with the life only, animal, natural," from psykhe "soul, mind, life" (see psyche). Meaning "characterized by psychic gifts" first recorded 1871.
"a medium;" 1870; see psychic (adj.).
- Of, relating to, affecting, or influenced by the human mind or psyche; mental.
- Capable of extraordinary mental processes, such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy.
- Of or relating to such mental processes.
- A person apparently responsive to psychic forces.