catatonic


cat·a·ton·ic

adjective \-ˈtä-nik\

Definition of CATATONIC

1
:  of, relating to, being, resembling, or affected by schizophrenia characterized especially by a marked psychomotor disturbance that may involve stupor or mutism, negativism, rigidity, purposeless excitement, and inappropriate or bizarre posturing
2
:  characterized by a marked lack of movement, activity, or expression
catatonic noun
cat·a·ton·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of CATATONIC

  1. <a catatonic stare was all that the neglected resident of the nursing home seemed capable of>

First Known Use of CATATONIC

1904

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

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