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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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Nearby words

sugi, suharto, sui, sui generis, sui juris, suicidal, suicide, suicide bomber, suicide clause, suicide machine, 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 suicidally

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 suicidally

suicidal


adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for suicidally

suicidal

[ sōō′ĭ-sīdl ]

adj.

Of or relating to suicide.
Likely to attempt suicide.
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