Definition of suicidal
1a : dangerous especially to lifeb : destructive to one's own interests
2 : relating to or of the nature of suicide
3 : marked by an impulse to commit suicide
Examples of suicidal in a Sentence
psychiatrists working with suicidal patients
He knows that supporting a tax increase would be politically suicidal.
Recent Examples of suicidal from the Web
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Programs that help children and youth manage emotions and develop skills to resolve problems in relationships, school, and with peers can reduce adolescent suicidal behavior and improve help-seeking and coping skills.
Patients with opioid addiction last year were eight times more likely than people without addiction to have alcoholism, nearly seven times as likely to have suicidal ideation and more than twice as likely to suffer from depression.
Ananat and her colleagues looked at suicidal thoughts reported among 12- to 17-year-olds in the year after companies in their home states reported large layoffs.
New York (AP) -- Katy Perry opened up about having suicidal thoughts during a marathon weekend livestream event.
The young woman’s attorneys, however, said that Roy’s suicidal tendencies predated the teens’ relationship and stemmed from abuse at home.
These services are used by adults and children who suffer from schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, suicidal thoughts and aggressive behavior.
Those include suicidal thoughts as well as medical issues stemming from avoiding the bathroom.
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First Known Use of suicidal
SUICIDAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suicidal for English Language Learners
: wanting to kill yourself : showing a desire to kill yourself
: extremely dangerous : likely to cause your death : likely to cause great harm to yourself
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