- 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 psychically
Remarque laments a generation where even the survivors are psychically mangled.David's Book Club: Storm of Steel
July 18, 2012
Gingrich seemed to just stop fighting, beaten not only on points, but psychically.Newt's Very Bad Night
January 27, 2012
Yet Couric's tar-and-feathering may have been psychically useful to her.Palin vs. The Power Girls
October 5, 2008
Germany is wholly alive, physically, intellectually and psychically.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
Because you were constricted, physically, psychically, and emotionally.
We could rebuild the world for them to live in, rebuild it psychically as well as physically.
No woman should be as strong—as, well—as psychically independent as you are.Ancestors
She is happy, and this is all the painter required of her psychically.Correggio
Estelle M. Hurll
- 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 psychically
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.