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schizoid

[skit-soid] /ˈskɪt sɔɪd/
adjective
1.
Psychology. of or relating 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 relating to schizophrenia or to multiple personality.
noun
3.
a schizoid person.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; schiz- + -oid
Related forms
unschizoid, adjective
Can be confused
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  • You'd be crazy not to have a schizoid response to free trade as currently practiced.
British Dictionary definitions for schizoid

schizoid

/ˈskɪtsɔɪd/
adjective
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
noun
3.
a person who has a schizoid personality
Usage note
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 and History for schizoid
adj.

"resembling schizophrenia," 1925, from German schizoid (1921), from front part of schizophrenia + Greek -oeides "like," from eidos "form, shape" (see -oid).

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schizoid in Medicine

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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