What does paranoid mean?

Definitions for paranoidˈpær əˌnɔɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paranoid, paranoiac(adj)

    a person afflicted with paranoia

  2. paranoid(adj)

    suffering from paranoia


  1. paranoid(a.)

    (Med.) Affected with paranoia; as, a paranoid schizophrenic.


  1. paranoid(Noun)

    Someone suffering from paranoia

  2. paranoid(Adjective)

    Of, related to, or suffering from paranoia

  3. paranoid(Adjective)

    Exhibiting extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others

    Maybe I'm paranoid, but that doesn't mean that they are not out to get me.


  1. Paranoid

    Paranoid is the second studio album by the English heavy metal band Black Sabbath. Released in September 1970, the album was the only one by the band to top the UK Albums Chart, and as a result is commonly identified as the band's magnum opus. Paranoid contains some of the band's best-known signature songs, including "Iron Man", "War Pigs", and the title track.To capitalise on their chart success in the US, the band returned to the studio in June 1970, just four months after Black Sabbath was released. The new album was initially set to be named War Pigs after the song "War Pigs", which was critical of the Vietnam War; however, Warner changed the title of the album to Paranoid when what would become the album's lead-off single, "Paranoid", was written in the studio at the last minute. As Bill Ward explains: "We didn't have enough songs for the album, and Tony just played the [Paranoid] guitar lick and that was it. It took twenty, twenty-five minutes from top to bottom." The single was released in September 1970 and reached number four on the UK charts, remaining Black Sabbath's only top ten hit. The album followed in the UK in October 1970, where, pushed by the success of the "Paranoid" single, it made number one in the charts.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paranoid in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paranoid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pete Lanteri:

    We’re not paranoid tin-hat wearing freaks.

  2. William S. Burroughs:

    A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.

  3. Harley Rotbart:

    There is a real delicate balance though; we don't want to make kids paranoid.

  4. Robert Sheckley:

    Nothing got him angrier than when people implied he was paranoid. It made him feel persecuted.

  5. Clinton Foundation head Donna Shalala:

    They’ve become paranoid. Paranoia. Thinking people are out to get them, this right-wing conspiracy stuff.

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