psychic

adjective
psy·​chic | \ ˈsī-kik How to pronounce psychic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly psychical \ ˈsī-​ki-​kəl How to pronounce psychic (audio) \

Definition of psychic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

psychic

noun

Definition of psychic (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Adjective

psychically \ ˈsī-​ki-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of psychic in a Sentence

Adjective She claims to be psychic. Noun She claims to be a psychic. a TV psychic who managed to convince at least some people that their deceased loved ones were using him to relay messages
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Created by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky in 1960, Despero is a hulking three-eyed purple alien who boasts immense psychic powers and super-strength, among other things. Chancellor Agard, EW.com, 12 Oct. 2021 This can be a tiring period of time, says Leslie Hale, psychic astrologer at Keen.com, and issues in relationships and even money may come to the surface. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 9 Sep. 2021 His work focuses on the experiences of Black men within and around concepts of psychic space. New York Times, 7 July 2021 His physical pain also found a psychic salve in the Amur, whose rugged beauty enchants him even as its history fills him with dread. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 The spinoff series will continue to follow the adventures of the somewhat psychic Raven Baxter and her teen son Booker, who has inherited the same gift of catching glimpses of the future. Katie Song, Variety, 1 Oct. 2021 The right to be mediocre is also the right to psychic safety that, paradoxically, produces the conditions for artists to take risks. New York Times, 30 Sep. 2021 But some cookies are more rare than others -- with some Oreos featuring the extremely uncommon Mew, a psychic mythical Pokémon. Leah Asmelash, CNN, 28 Sep. 2021 Curious Twins has reduced its offerings to custom private and event-based tours, a regular cemetery tour and psychic medium readings. Jennifer Herrera, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Some people really love tuning in to like maybe an astrologer or like a psychic or something. Christina Binkley, WSJ, 12 Oct. 2021 This frighteningly fun adventure will get underway from 5:30-7 p.m. with tarot card readings by a local psychic. Rich Heileman, cleveland, 24 Sep. 2021 And the psychic also gave Schillinger the inspiration for how to tell the story: personifying the Columbia. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 22 Sep. 2021 In fact, Menounos, 43, even revealed plans to connect with her late mother on the other side thanks to a psychic. Alex Cramer, PEOPLE.com, 12 Sep. 2021 The psychic rebuked the younger woman for not parking in back as usual; the front spot was evidently reserved for clients. Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2021 Meredith Grubb, a psychic with multiple viral videos on TikTok, told CNN she's done thousands of readings and is booked until January. Neelam Bohra And Aj Willingham, CNN, 19 Aug. 2021 Haddish, 41, is in talks to play a psychic hired to commune with the dead, while Stanfield, 29, would take on the role of a widower and tour guide in New Orleans's French Quarter who lost his beliefs in the supernatural, the outlet reported. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, 28 July 2021 Maggie is about a young female psychic who can already see her future. Lynette Rice, EW.com, 14 May 2021

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First Known Use of psychic

Adjective

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for psychic

Adjective

Greek psychikos of the soul, from psychē soul

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The first known use of psychic was in 1645

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16 Oct 2021

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“Psychic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychic. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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psychic

adjective
psy·​chic | \ ˈsī-kik How to pronounce psychic (audio) \
variants: also psychical \ -​ki-​kəl How to pronounce psychic (audio) \

Medical Definition of psychic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to the psyche : psychogenic
2 : sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences

Other Words from psychic

psychically \ -​ki-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychic (audio) \ adverb

psychic

noun

Medical Definition of psychic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person apparently sensitive to nonphysical forces

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