schizoid

[skit-soid]
adjective
1.
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.
2.
Informal. of or pertaining to schizophrenia or to multiple personality.
noun
3.
a schizoid person.

Origin:
1920–25; schiz- + -oid

unschizoid, adjective

neurotic, psychotic, schizophrenic, schizoid.
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schizoid (ˈskɪtsɔɪd)
 
adj
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
 
n
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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schizoid
"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')
adj.

  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.

n.
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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