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SCHIZOID

 Dictionary entry overview: What does schizoid mean? 

SCHIZOID (noun)
  The noun SCHIZOID has 1 sense:

1. characterized by symptoms similar to but less severe than schizophrenia

  Familiarity information: SCHIZOID used as a noun is very rare.


SCHIZOID (adjective)
  The adjective SCHIZOID has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to or characteristic of schizophrenia
2. marked by withdrawal and inability to form close relationships

  Familiarity information: SCHIZOID used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCHIZOID (noun)


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Meaning:

Characterized by symptoms similar to but less severe than schizophrenia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

schizoid; schizotypal personality

Hypernyms ("schizoid" is a kind of...):

personality disorder (inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior)


SCHIZOID (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to or characteristic of schizophrenia

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

schizoid; schizophrenic

Pertainym:

schizophrenia (any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact)


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Meaning:

Marked by withdrawal and inability to form close relationships

Similar:

neurotic; psychoneurotic (affected with emotional disorder)


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