1. Relating to or characterized by paranoia. 2. Having delusions of persecution.

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para·noid 'par-ə-.nȯid also para·noi·dal .par-ə-'nȯid-əl adj
1) characterized by or resembling paranoia or paranoid schizophrenia
2) characterized by suspiciousness, persecutory trends, or megalomania
paranoid n one affected with paranoia or paranoid schizophrenia called also paranoiac

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1. describing a mental state characterized by fixed and logically elaborated delusion. There are many causes, including paranoid schizophrenia, manic-depressive psychosis, organic psychoses such as alcoholism, paraphrenia, and severe emotional stress.
2. describing a personality distinguished by such traits as excessive sensitivity to rejection by others, suspiciousness, hostility, and self-importance.

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par·a·noid (parґə-noid) 1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or affected with paranoia. 2. a person affected with paranoia.

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