[ sahy-kot-ik ]
/ saɪˈkɒt ɪk /
Psychiatry. characterized by or afflicted with psychosis.
Psychiatry. of or relating to psychosis: psychotic symptoms;psychotic delusion.
(loosely) mentally unstable: The man who threw a stone through the convenience store window must be psychotic.
intensely upset, anxious, or angry; crazy: My dad gets so psychotic when I come home even a little bit late.
Psychiatry. a person afflicted with psychosis.
(loosely) someone who is mentally unstable: I always cross the street when I have to go past that homeless shelter; it's full of psychotics.
someone who exhibits extreme emotion or behavior: My brother turns into a complete psychotic whenever his team loses.
SYNONYMS FOR psychotic
1 (in nontechnical usage) insane, psychopathic, lunatic, mentally ill; mad, disturbed, deranged, demented, non compos mentis.
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OTHER WORDS FROM psychoticpsy·chot·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·psy·chot·ic, adjectivesem·i·psy·chot·ic, adjectiveun·psy·chot·ic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for psychotic
I do not realize it at the time, but I am psychotically depressed.
I am psychotically devoted to sense and my possibly quaint idea of decency.Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for psychotic
/ (saɪˈkɒtɪk) psychiatry /
of, relating to, or characterized by psychosis
a person experiencing psychosis
Derived forms of psychoticpsychotically, adverb
usage for psychotic
It is preferable to talk about a person experiencing psychosis rather than a psychotic, which reduces a person's individuality
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Medical definitions for psychotic
[ sī-kŏt′ĭk ]
Of, relating to, or affected by psychosis.
A person affected by psychosis.
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