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ˈpær əˌnɔɪdpara·noid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paranoid, paranoiacadjective

    a person afflicted with paranoia

  2. paranoidadjective

    suffering from paranoia

GCIDE

  1. paranoidadjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. paranoidnoun

    Someone suffering from paranoia

  2. paranoidadjective

    Of, related to, or suffering from paranoia

  3. paranoidadjective

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. paranoid

    Paranoia is an instinct or thought process that is believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of delusion and irrationality. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs, or beliefs of conspiracy concerning a perceived threat towards oneself (i.e. "Everyone is out to get me"). Paranoia is distinct from phobias, which also involve irrational fear, but usually no blame. Making false accusations and the general distrust of other people also frequently accompany paranoia. For example, a paranoid person might believe an incident was intentional when most people would view it as an accident or coincidence. Paranoia is a central symptom of psychosis.

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  1. paranoid

    Paranoid refers to a mental state or behavior characterized by unwarranted or excessive anxiety, suspiciousness, or fear. It often involves feelings of persecution, threat, or conspiracy, typically associated with delusions in severe mental conditions such as paranoid schizophrenia. It can also refer to an overly cautious or wary attitude.

Wikidata

  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.

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  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

Examples of paranoid in a Sentence

  1. D. J. Hicks:

    Paranoids are people, too they have their own problems. It's easy to criticize, but if everybody hated you, you'd be paranoid too.

  2. Jim Butcher:

    Paranoid? Probably. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face.

  3. Rita Rudner:

    My husband gave me a necklace. It's fake. I requested fake. Maybe I'm paranoid, but in this day and age, I don't want something around my neck that's worth more than my head.

  4. Gillian Branstetter:

    [These bills] rely on this sort of paranoid idea that teachers are secretly encouraging your kids to identify as trans, and then not telling you about it, it’s fundamentally important that all young people feel they can build trust with the people that they spend most of their day with, which are their teachers.

  5. Joshua Boucher/The:

    As my addiction evolved over time, I would get in these situations or circumstances where I would get paranoid thinking, on June the 7th, I wasn’t thinking clearly. I don’t think I was capable of reason. And I lied about being down there.

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