Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

suicidal

[soo-uh-sahyd-l]
See more synonyms for suicidal on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. pertaining to, involving, or suggesting suicide.
  2. tending or leading to suicide.
  3. foolishly or rashly dangerous: He drives at a suicidal speed.
Show More

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for suicidally

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for suicidally

suicidal

adjective
  1. involving, indicating, or tending towards suicide
  2. liable to result in suicidea suicidal attempt
  3. liable to destroy one's own interests or prospects; dangerously rash
Show More
Derived Formssuicidally, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for suicidally

suicidal

adj.

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

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

suicidally in Medicine

suicidal

(sōō′ĭ-sīdl)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to suicide.
  2. Likely to attempt suicide.
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.