paranoeac

paranoid

[par-uh-noid]
adjective
1.
of, like, or suffering from paranoia.
noun
2.
a person suffering from paranoia.
Also, paranoiac [par-uh-noi-ak, -ik] , paranoeac [par-uh-nee-ak, -ik] .


Origin:
1900–05; paranoi(a) + -oid, with base and suffix merged, perhaps by haplology from the expected *paranoioid

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paranoid (ˈpærəˌnɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  of, characterized by, or resembling paranoia
2.  informal exhibiting undue suspicion, fear of persecution, etc
 
n
3.  a person who shows the behaviour patterns associated with paranoia

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paranoid
1904, irregularly formed from paranoia + -oid. As a noun, "a paranoid person," attested from 1922.
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paranoid par·a·noid (pār'ə-noid')
adj.
Relating to, characteristic of, or affected with paranoia. n.
One affected with paranoia.

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