Definitions for suicide
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suicide, self-destruction, self-annihilationnoun
the act of killing yourself
"it is a crime to commit suicide"
a person who kills himself intentionally
Intentional killing of oneself, as a kind of action or social phenomenon.
A particular instance of a person intentionally killing himself or herself, or of multiple people doing so.
A person who has intentionally killed him/herself.
An action that creates serious difficulty for its performer.
A beverage combining all available flavors at a soda fountain.
A diabolo trick where one of the sticks is released and allowed to rotate 360° round the diabolo until it is caught by the hand that released it.
A run comprising a series of sprints of increasing lengths, each followed immediately by a return to the start, with no pause between one sprint and the next.
The coach makes us run suicides at the end of each basketball practice.
To kill oneself intentionally.
Etymology: 1651, coinage (probably originating in) suicida, from sui (from suus) + -cida. Compare self-slaughter, self-blood.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Self-murder; the horrid crime of destroying one’s self.
Etymology: suicidium, Latin.
Child of despair, and suicide my name. Richard Savage.
To be cut off by the sword of injured friendship is the most dreadful of all deaths, next to suicide. Clarissa.
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Mental disorders (including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety disorders), physical disorders (such as chronic fatigue syndrome), and substance abuse (including alcoholism and the use of and withdrawal from benzodiazepines) are risk factors. Some suicides are impulsive acts due to stress (such as from financial or academic difficulties), relationship problems (such as breakups or divorces), or harassment and bullying. Those who have previously attempted suicide are at a higher risk for future attempts. Effective suicide prevention efforts include limiting access to methods of suicide such as firearms, drugs, and poisons; treating mental disorders and substance abuse; careful media reporting about suicide; and improving economic conditions. Although crisis hotlines are common resources, their effectiveness has not been well studied.The most commonly adopted method of suicide varies from country to country and is partly related to the availability of effective means. Common methods of suicide include hanging, pesticide poisoning, and firearms. Suicides resulted in 828,000 deaths globally in 2015, an increase from 712,000 deaths in 1990. This makes suicide the 10th leading cause of death worldwide.Approximately 1.5% of all deaths worldwide are by suicide. In a given year, this is roughly 12 per 100,000 people. Rates of suicide are generally higher among men than women, ranging from 1.5 times higher in the developing world to 3.5 times higher in the developed world. Suicide is generally most common among those over the age of 70; however, in certain countries, those aged between 15 and 30 are at the highest risk. Europe had the highest rates of suicide by region in 2015. There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year. Non-fatal suicide attempts may lead to injury and long-term disabilities. In the Western world, attempts are more common among young people and women.Views on suicide have been influenced by broad existential themes such as religion, honor, and the meaning of life. The Abrahamic religions traditionally consider suicide as an offense towards God due to the belief in the sanctity of life. During the samurai era in Japan, a form of suicide known as seppuku (腹切り, harakiri) was respected as a means of making up for failure or as a form of protest. Sati, a practice outlawed by the British in India, expected a Hindu widow to immolate herself on her husband's funeral pyre, either willingly or under pressure from her family and society. Suicide and attempted suicide, while previously illegal, are no longer so in most Western countries. It remains a criminal offense in some countries. In the 20th and 21st centuries, suicide has been used on rare occasions as a form of protest, and kamikaze and suicide bombings have been used as a military or terrorist tactic. Suicide is often seen as a major catastrophe for families, relatives, and other nearby supporters, and it is viewed negatively almost everywhere around the world.
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death, often as a result of depression, other mental illnesses, or feelings of hopelessness or despair. It is a serious public health issue and often the result of complex interactions between various personal, social, economic, and environmental factors.
the act of taking one's own life voluntary and intentionally; self-murder; specifically (Law), the felonious killing of one's self; the deliberate and intentional destruction of one's own life by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind
one guilty of self-murder; a felo-de-se
ruin of one's own interests
Etymology: [L. sui of one's self (akin to suus one's own) + caedere to slay, to kill. Cf. So, adv., Homicide.]
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, the cause of which is frequently attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism, or drug abuse. Stress factors such as financial difficulties or troubles with interpersonal relationships often play a role. Efforts to prevent suicide include limiting access to firearms, treating mental illness and drug misuse, and improving economic development. The most commonly used method of suicide varies by country and is partly related to availability. Common methods include: hanging, pesticide poisoning, and firearms. Around 800,000 to a million people die by suicide every year, making it the 10th leading cause of death worldwide. Rates are higher in men than in women, with males three to four times more likely to kill themselves than females. There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year. Attempts are more common in young people and females. Views on suicide have been influenced by broad existential themes such as religion, honor, and the meaning of life. The Abrahamic religions traditionally consider suicide an offense towards God due to the belief in the sanctity of life. During the samurai era in Japan, seppuku was respected as a means of atonement for failure or as a form of protest. Sati, a now outlawed Hindu funeral practice, expected the widow to immolate herself on her husband's funeral pyre, either willingly or under pressure from the family and society.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sū′i-sīd, n. one who dies by his own hand: self-murder.—adj. Sūicī′dal, pertaining to, or partaking of, the crime of suicide.—adv. Sūicī′dally.—n. Su′icidism, a tendency towards suicide. [Coined from L. sui, of himself, cædĕre, to kill.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The act of killing oneself.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'suicide' in Nouns Frequency: #1920
The numerical value of suicide in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of suicide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
A lot of suicide is a one-time effort, so having guns available, for example, makes one more likely to complete suicide, but that in and of itself is not an explanation for why suicide is going up, cDC data shows that suicide happens to everybody.
Reviewing has one advantage over suicide: in suicide you take it out on yourself; in reviewing you take it out on other people.
As the largest and most diverse U.S. state to have legalized( physician-assisted suicide), it will be interesting to see if the characteristics of those seeking( physician-assisted suicide) are similar to those of the other states that have done so, depending on how( physician-assisted suicide) is received in California, other states may be more or less likely to pass similar legislation.
They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide...?
At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.
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- རང་ཤི་རྒྱབ་པTibetan Standard
- suïcidiCatalan, Valencian
- sebevražda, sebevrahCzech
- hunanladdwr, hunanladdwraig, hunanladdiadWelsh
- selvmorder, selvmordDanish
- Selbstmörder, Suizid, Suizident, Freitod, Selbstmord, SelbstmörderinGerman
- αυτοχειρία, αυτοκτονία, αυτόχειραςGreek
- suicidio, suicidaSpanish
- enesetapp, enesehävitus, enesetapjaEstonian
- انتحار, خودکشیPersian
- itsemurha, itsemurhaajaFinnish
- suicide, suicidéeFrench
- féinmharú, féinmharfóirIrish
- fèin-mhurtair, fèin-mhurtScottish Gaelic
- hene-varrooder, hene-varrooManx
- התאבדות, מתאבד, מתאבדתHebrew
- öngyilkosság, öngyilkosHungarian
- ինքնասպանություն, ինքնասպանArmenian
- bunuh diri, pembunuh diriIndonesian
- sjálfsbani, sjálfsmorðingi, sjálfsmorð, sjálfsvígIcelandic
- suicidio, suicidaItalian
- 自殺, 自殺者Japanese
- өзін өзі өлтірушілікKazakh
- សម្លាប់ខ្លួនឯង, អត្តឃាតKhmer
- 自殺, 자살Korean
- өзүн өзү өлтүрүүKyrgyz
- suicidium, mortem sibi conscivitLatin
- самоубиство, самоубиецMacedonian
- амиа хорлохMongolian
- bunuh diriMalay
- zelfmoordenaar, zelfdoding, zelfmoordDutch
- selvmordsoffer, selvmordNorwegian
- хиамарынOssetian, Ossetic
- samobójstwo, samobójca, samobójczyniPolish
- suicídio, suicidaPortuguese
- sinucidere, sinucigașă, sinucigașRomanian
- самоуби́йство, самоубийство, самоуби́йца, суици́дRussian
- самоубиство, sȕicīd, суицид, samoùbojica, samoùbōjstvoSerbo-Croatian
- samomorilec, samomorilka, samomorSlovene
- självmördare, självmordSwedish
- интиҳор, худкушӣTajik
- özüni öldürmeTurkmen
- суїци́д, самогу́бствоUkrainian
- خودکُشی, آتم ہتیاUrdu
- suitsid, oʻzini oʻldirish, xudkushlikUzbek
- 自殺, 自死, tự tử, tự sátVietnamese
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