- of or like paranoia
- characterized by extreme suspiciousness and anxiety, delusions of persecution, etc.also par·a·noi′dal
- An example of paranoid is a type of mental illness.
- An example of paranoid is being worried that the policeman behind you is going to pull you over.
The definition of paranoid is being suspicious, having illusions about being followed or persecuted, or about being afraid or distrustful of others.
a person afflicted with paranoia
- Psychiatry Relating to, characteristic of, or affected with paranoia.
- Exhibiting or characterized by irrational distrust or suspicion of others: a paranoid fear that the police car was following him.
- Experiencing or displaying intense anxiety or worry: paranoid about catching the flu.
One affected with paranoia.
(comparative more paranoid, superlative most paranoid)
- Someone suffering from paranoia
From paranoia +"Ž -oid.
- All this is not to make you paranoid or keep you from wanting to enjoy all the fun and goodness there is on MySpace, but you certainly do want to be safe about all the interactions you take part in, whether you are a teenager or an adult.
- The most prevalent, found in some 40 percent of affected persons, is paranoid schizophrenia, characterized by delusions and hallucinations centering on persecution, and by feelings of jealousy and grandiosity.
- People with paranoid personality disorder are untrusting, unforgiving, and often resort to angry or aggressive outbursts without justification because they see others as unfaithful, disloyal, or dishonest.
- Maladjustments of personality, including conduct, paranoid, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (not to be confused with the anxiety disorder OCD).
- This sign, in its balanced form, presents a stable, hygienic, noble individual, but an inauspicious astrological aspect can result in a hypercritical, paranoid and stringent individual who makes a miserable partner.