- 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.
Origin of psychotic
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Related Words for psychoticallydesperately, furiously, crazily, passionately, violently, hastily, intensely, frantically, excitedly, recklessly, energetically, hysterically, madly, wildly, insanely, dementedly, exceedingly, excessively, extremely, hard
Examples from the Web for psychotically
Contemporary Examples of psychotically
I do not realize it at the time, but I am psychotically depressed.Juvenilia: A Bibliography
February 15, 2010
Historical Examples of psychotically
I am psychotically devoted to sense and my possibly quaint idea of decency.Operation: Outer Space
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
- of, relating to, or characterized by psychosis
- a person experiencing psychosis
It is preferable to talk about a person experiencing psychosis rather than a psychotic, which reduces a person's individuality
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"a psychotic person," 1901, from psychotic (adj.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or affected by psychosis.
- A person affected by psychosis.
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