- 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for psychotically
I do not realize it at the time, but I am psychotically depressed.Juvenilia: A Bibliography
February 15, 2010
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
Word Origin and History for psychotically
"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.