[par-uh-noid] /ˈpær əˌnɔɪd/
of, like, or suffering from paranoia.
a person suffering from paranoia.
of, characterized by, or resembling paranoia
(informal) exhibiting undue suspicion, fear of persecution, etc
a person who shows the behaviour patterns associated with paranoia
1901, irregularly formed from paranoia + -oid. As a noun, “a paranoid person,” attested from 1922.
paranoid par·a·noid (pār’ə-noid’)
Relating to, characteristic of, or affected with paranoia. n.
One affected with paranoia.
- Paranoid personality
paranoid personality n. A personality disorder characterized by unwarranted mistrust and suspicion, hypersensitivity to the words or actions of others, and rigidity of emotions or behavior.
- Paranoid programming
programming A programming style that tries to prepare for the worst external conditions, including incorrect input, resource limitations, hardware and software failure and even can’t happen errors, to the fullest possible extent. While some believe in the motto “professional programming is paranoid programming”, the expression usually has the connotation that the efforts are unnecessary or […]
- Paranoid schizophrenia
paranoid schizophrenia n. Schizophrenia characterized predominantly by megalomania and delusions of persecution. paranoid schizophrenia [(skit-suh-free-nee-uh, skit-suh-fren-ee-uh)] A type of schizophrenia characterized by delusions of grandeur, paranoia, hallucinations, jealousy, hostility, aggressiveness, unfocused anxiety, argumentativeness, and, in severe cases, detachment from reality to the point of autism.
paranomia par·a·no·mi·a (pār’ə-nō’mē-ə) n. Aphasia in which objects are called by the wrong names.