Psychology. of or pertaining to a personality disorder marked by dissociation, passivity, withdrawal, inability to form warm social relationships, and indifference to praise or criticism.
Informal. of or pertaining to schizophrenia or to multiple personality.
a schizoid person.

1920–25; schiz- + -oid

unschizoid, adjective

neurotic, psychotic, schizophrenic, schizoid. Unabridged
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schizoid (ˈskɪtsɔɪd)
1.  psychol denoting a personality disorder characterized by lack of close relationships with other people and more than usual self-absorption
2.  informal, offensive characterized by or showing conflicting or contradictory attitudes, ideas, etc
3.  a person who has a schizoid personality
usage  Rather than referring to someone as a schizoid it is better to talk about a person with a schizoid personality disorder.

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Word Origin & History

"resembling schizophrenia," 1925, from Ger. schizoid (1921), from schiz(ophrenia) + Gk. -oeides "like," from eidos "form, shape" (see -oid).
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schizoid schiz·oid (skĭt'soid')

  1. Schizophrenic.

  2. Of, relating to, or having a personality marked by extreme shyness, seclusiveness, and an inability to form close friendships or social relationships.

A schizoid or schizophrenic person.
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You'd be crazy not to have a schizoid response to free trade as currently practiced.
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