psychic


1psy·chic

adjective \ˈsī-kik\

—used to describe strange mental powers and abilities (such as the ability to predict the future, to know what other people are thinking, or to receive messages from dead people) that cannot be explained by natural laws

of a person : having strange and unnatural mental abilites : having psychic powers

: of or relating to the mind

Full Definition of PSYCHIC

1
:  of or relating to the psyche :  psychogenic
2
:  lying outside the sphere of physical science or knowledge :  immaterial, moral, or spiritual in origin or force
3
:  sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences :  marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding
psy·chi·cal·ly \-ki-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of PSYCHIC

psy·chic also psy·chi·cal \-ki-kəl\

Examples of PSYCHIC

  1. She claims to be psychic.

Origin of PSYCHIC

Greek psychikos of the soul, from psychē soul
First Known Use: 1642

Other Psychology Terms

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

2psychic

noun

: a person who has strange mental powers and abilities (such as the ability to predict the future, to know what other people are thinking, or to receive messages from dead people) : a person who has psychic powers

Full Definition of PSYCHIC

1
a :  a person apparently sensitive to nonphysical forces
b :  medium 2d
2
:  psychic phenomena

Examples of PSYCHIC

  1. She claims to be a psychic.
  2. <a TV psychic who managed to convince at least some people that their deceased loved ones were using him to relay messages>

First Known Use of PSYCHIC

1871

Other Psychology Terms

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

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