suicidal

adjective sui·cid·al \ ˌsü-ə-ˈsī-dᵊl \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of suicidal

1 a : dangerous especially to life
b : destructive to one's own interests
2 : relating to or of the nature of suicide
3 : marked by an impulse to commit suicide

suicidally

adverb

Examples of suicidal in a Sentence

  1. psychiatrists working with suicidal patients

  2. He knows that supporting a tax increase would be politically suicidal.

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First Known Use of suicidal

1777


SUICIDAL Defined for English Language Learners

suicidal

adjective

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


Medical Dictionary

suicidal

adjective sui·cid·al \ ˌsü-ə-ˈsīd-ᵊl \

medical Definition of suicidal

1 : of, relating to, or tending to cause suicide
  • suicidal tendencies
2 : marked by an impulse to commit suicide
  • suicidal patients

suicidally

play \-ᵊl-ē\ adverb


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