[ skit-suh-fren-ik ]
/ ˌskɪt səˈfrɛn ɪk /
Psychiatry. of or relating to schizophrenia: Not all of these patients are schizophrenic.
of or relating to conflicting or inconsistent elements; characterized by unusual disparity: It wavers from comedy to thriller to docudrama—a totally schizophrenic plot!
a person with schizophrenia: Schizophrenics are often unable to focus on certain objects.
crazy, irrational, paranoid, nuts, irresponsible, senseless, idiotic, preposterous, psychotic, mad, batty, bizarre, deranged, insane, unhinged, mental, demented, psychopath, maniac, lunatic
Origin of schizophrenic
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/ (ˌskɪtsəʊˈfrɛnɪk) /
exhibiting symptoms of schizophrenia
informal, offensive experiencing or maintaining contradictory attitudes, emotions, etc
a schizophrenic person
It is preferable to refer to a person as someone with a diagnosis of schizophrenia rather than as a schizophrenic . The general use of the word to mean 'contradictory' is also best avoided. Suitable alternatives are contradictory, inconsistent, incoherent
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[ skĭt′sə-frĕn′ĭk ]
Of, relating to, or affected by schizophrenia.
One who is affected with schizophrenia.
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