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SCHIZOPHRENIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does schizophrenic mean? 

SCHIZOPHRENIC (noun)
  The noun SCHIZOPHRENIC has 1 sense:

1. someone who is afflicted with schizophrenia

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


SCHIZOPHRENIC (adjective)
  The adjective SCHIZOPHRENIC has 3 senses:

1. suffering from some form of schizophrenia
2. of or relating to or characteristic of schizophrenia
3. suffering from a form of schizophrenia characterized by foolish mannerisms and senseless laughter along with delusions and regressive behavior

  Familiarity information: SCHIZOPHRENIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCHIZOPHRENIC (noun)


Sense 1schizophrenic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who is afflicted with schizophrenia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

psycho; psychotic; psychotic person (a person afflicted with psychosis)


SCHIZOPHRENIC (adjective)


Sense 1schizophrenic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suffering from some form of schizophrenia

Context example:

schizophrenic patients

Similar:

insane (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement)


Sense 2schizophrenic [BACK TO TOP]

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)


Sense 3schizophrenic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suffering from a form of schizophrenia characterized by foolish mannerisms and senseless laughter along with delusions and regressive behavior

Synonyms:

hebephrenic; schizophrenic

Similar:

insane (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement)


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