adjective \sī-ˈkä-tik\

: having or relating to a very serious mental illness that makes you act strangely or believe things that are not true : relating to or suffering from psychosis

Full Definition of PSYCHOTIC

:  of, relating to, marked by, or affected with psychosis <a psychotic patient> <psychotic behavior>
psychotic noun
psy·chot·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of PSYCHOTIC

  1. He was diagnosed as psychotic.
  2. <the identity of the psychotic murderer known as the Zodiac Killer remains an intriguing puzzle>

First Known Use of PSYCHOTIC

circa 1890

Other Psychology Terms

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


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