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 Maria Gonçalves, a psychic medium based out of Canada, turned to another app — Clubhouse — in an effort to keep doing tarot readings while socially distanced. Brian Contreras, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 The tarot boom comes as no surprise to Sarah Potter, an author and psychic medium to all of those in-the-know. Tanya Akim, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 Leslie Hale, psychic astrologer at Keen.com, echoes these good vibes, calling Cancer season a huge energetic shift. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 18 June 2021 But many from Dallas will be watching the trials — and perhaps gloating about psychic powers. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 17 June 2021 River Tam, played by Summer Glau, was a young runaway born with genius intellect who throughout the season is treated like a pseudo-child after brutal government experiments leave her traumatized and with erratic psychic powers. Gabrielle Sanchez, Vulture, 12 May 2021 In each chapter, Mr. Ball shows how a particular modern myth begins with a text potently charged by the author’s own psychic ambivalences. Michael Saler, WSJ, 24 June 2021 How, in 2021, do Black people occupy and interact within personal, public, institutional, and psychic space? Marley Marius, Vogue, 24 June 2021 Neptune, the god of the sea, is a dreamy planet that rules imagination and psychic inspiration. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, 21 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Maggie is about a young female psychic who can already see her future. Lynette Rice, EW.com, 14 May 2021 And there are two additional new comedies: Workplace comedy Abbott Elementary, set in a Philadelphia public school, and Maggie, which follows a young woman trying to cope with life as a psychic. Marc Berman, Forbes, 18 May 2021 Based on the short film by Tim Curcio, Maggie follows a young woman trying to cope with life as a psychic. Lynette Rice, EW.com, 18 May 2021 Speaking of which, Teresa’s pouring cheese and chips on a platter for the women to come over and talk to Gina Marie (no relation to Scheana Marie), her new favorite psychic. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 14 Apr. 2021 Federico Fellini’s surrealistic account of a housewife who is told by a psychic that her husband has been unfaithful. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 This episode started on a good note when the psychic picked up immediately on Rosenali. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 15 Mar. 2021 Give your friend a chance to shake things up with the help of a local psychic. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Feb. 2021 In a tarot reading, your psychic will create a tarot spread of 10 cards. Norcal Marketing, Chron, 28 Jan. 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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“Psychic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychic. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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psychic

noun

English Language Learners Definition of psychic

: 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

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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