adjective Also psy·chi·cal.
- psychiatric hospital,
- psychiatric social worker,
- psychic bid,
- psychic determinism,
- psychic distance,
- psychic energizer,
- psychic energy
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|Michael Daly|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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 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.
Such are a few of the questions which the psychic student might ask himself, and which certainly call for solution.The Problems of Psychical Research|Hereward Carrington
Also the sense of sacred trust placed in her hands made her refrain from any psychic probing.The Best Short Stories of 1920|Various
As the finer forms of nature are always the most powerful, so is the psychic man more potent than the physical man.The Human Aura|Swami Panchadasi
Thus it becomes more certain that the unconscious in our psychic life is the infantile.A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis|Sigmund Freud
In short, these are general principles, and must therefore underlie all forms and phases of mental or psychic influence.Clairvoyance and Occult Powers|Swami Panchadasi
- outside the possibilities defined by natural laws, as mental telepathy
- (of a person) sensitive to forces not recognized by natural laws
Word Origin 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.).