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suicidal

[ soo-uh-sahyd-l ]
/ ˌsu əˈsaɪd l /
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adjective
pertaining to, involving, or suggesting suicide.
tending or leading to suicide.
foolishly or rashly dangerous: He drives at a suicidal speed.
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Origin of suicidal

First recorded in 1770–80; suicide + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM suicidal

su·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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How to use suicidal in a sentence

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 forms of suicidal

suicidally, adverb
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