paranoiac

adjective
para·​noi·​ac | \ -ˈnȯi-ˌak How to pronounce paranoiac (audio) , -ˈnȯi-ik How to pronounce paranoiac (audio) \
variants: also paranoic \ -​ˈnō-​ik How to pronounce paranoiac (audio) \

Medical Definition of paranoiac

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: of, relating to, affected with, or characteristic of paranoia or paranoid schizophrenia

paranoiac

noun
variants: also paranoic

Medical Definition of paranoiac (Entry 2 of 2)

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“Paranoiac.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paranoiac. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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