Paranoid meaning

păr'ə-noid'
Characterized by extreme suspiciousness and anxiety, delusions of persecution, etc.
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The definition of paranoid is being suspicious, having illusions about being followed or persecuted, or about being afraid or distrustful of others.

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.

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Exhibiting or characterized by extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others.

A paranoid suspicion that the phone might be bugged.

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Relating to, characteristic of, or affected with paranoia.
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A person afflicted with paranoia.
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Exhibiting or characterized by irrational distrust or suspicion of others.

A paranoid fear of being followed by police officers.

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Experiencing or displaying intense anxiety or worry.

Paranoid about catching the flu.

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One affected with paranoia.
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Of, related to, or suffering from paranoia.
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Maybe I'm paranoid, but that doesn't mean that they are not out to get me.

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Someone suffering from paranoia.
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Relating to, characteristic of, or affected with paranoia.
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One affected with paranoia.
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Of or like paranoia.
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Origin of paranoid

  • From paranoia +"Ž -oid.
    From Wiktionary