suicidal

[ soo-uh-sahyd-l ]
/ ˌsu əˈsaɪd l /

adjective

pertaining to, involving, or suggesting suicide.
tending or leading to suicide.
foolishly or rashly dangerous: He drives at a suicidal speed.

Nearby words

  1. sugi,
  2. suharto,
  3. sui,
  4. sui generis,
  5. sui juris,
  6. suicide,
  7. suicide bomber,
  8. suicide clause,
  9. suicide machine,
  10. suicide pact

Origin of suicidal

First recorded in 1770–80; suicide + -al1

Related formssu·i·cid·al·ly, adverbpseu·do·su·i·ci·dal, adjectiveun·su·i·cid·al, adjectiveun·su·i·cid·al·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for suicidal

suicidal

/ (ˌsuːɪˈsaɪdəl, ˌsjuː-) /

adjective

involving, indicating, or tending towards suicide
liable to result in suicidea suicidal attempt
liable to destroy one's own interests or prospects; dangerously rash
Derived Formssuicidally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for suicidal

suicidal

adj.

1777, from suicide + -al (1). Related: Suicidally.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for suicidal

suicidal

[ sōō′ĭ-sīdl ]

adj.

Of or relating to suicide.
Likely to attempt suicide.

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