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su·i·cide

 (so͞o′ĭ-sīd′)
n.
1. The act or an instance of intentionally killing oneself.
2. The destruction or ruin of one's own interests: It is professional suicide to involve oneself in illegal practices.
3. One who commits suicide.
intr.v. su·i·cid·ed, su·i·cid·ing, su·i·cides
To kill oneself; commit suicide.
adj.
Relating to, involving, or resulting in one's voluntary death.

[Latin suī, of oneself; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + -cide.]

suicide

(ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd; ˈsjuː-)
n
1. (Psychology) the act or an instance of killing oneself intentionally
2. the self-inflicted ruin of one's own prospects or interests: a merger would be financial suicide.
3. (Psychology) a person who kills himself intentionally
4. (modifier) reckless; extremely dangerous: a suicide mission.
5. (Military) (modifier) (of an action) undertaken or (of a person) undertaking an action in the knowledge that it will result in the death of the person performing it in order that maximum damage may be inflicted on an enemy: a suicide attack; suicide bomber.
[C17: from New Latin suīcīdium, from Latin suī of oneself + -cīdium, from caedere to kill]

su•i•cide

(ˈsu əˌsaɪd)

n., v. -cid•ed, -cid•ing. n.
1. the intentional taking of one's own life.
2. destruction of one's own interests or prospects: financial suicide.
3. a person who intentionally takes his or her own life.
v.i.
4. to commit suicide.
[1645–55; < New Latin suīcīdium,-cīda, derivative of Latin suī of oneself, genitive singular of reflexive pronoun]

suicide

1. the killing of oneself.
2. one who has killed himself. — suicidal, adj.
See also: Killing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suicide - the act of killing yourselfsuicide - the act of killing yourself; "it is a crime to commit suicide"
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
assisted suicide - suicide of a terminally ill person that involves an assistant who serves to make dying as painless and dignified as possible
felo-de-se - an act of deliberate self destruction
harakiri, hara-kiri, harikari, seppuku - ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
suttee - the act of a Hindu widow willingly cremating herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband
2.suicide - a person who kills himself intentionally
killer, slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal

suicide

noun taking your own life, self-destruction, ending it all (informal), self-immolation, self-murder, self-slaughter, topping yourself (informal) a case of attempted suicide
Related words
like autophonomania
Quotations
"Suicide is confession" [Daniel Webster]
"It is cowardice to commit suicide" [Napoleon Bonaparte]
"A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that's what it's for!" [Arthur Miller After the Fall]
Translations
انتِحارمُنْتَحِريَنْتَحِرُ
sebevraždasebevrah
selvmordselvmorder
itsemurha
samoubojstvosuicidsamoubojica
öngyilkosöngyilkosság
sjálfsmorðsjálfsmorîsjálfsmorîingi
自殺
자살
linkęs nusižudytisavižudissavižudiškaisavižudiškassavižudybė
pašnāvībapašnāvnieks
selvmordselvmorderselvmordsofferselvdrap
samovraždasamovrah
samomor
självmord
การฆ่าตัวตาย
intiharintihar eden kimse
sự tự vẫn

suicide

[ˈsʊɪsaɪd]
A. N
1. (= act) → suicidio m
to commit suicidesuicidarse
it would be suicide to do that (lit, fig) → sería suicida hacer eso
it would be political suicide to agree to thisconsentir esto supondría el suicidio político
a case of attempted suicideun caso de intento de suicidio
2. (= person) → suicida mf
B. CPD suicide attempt Nintento m de suicidio
suicide bomber Nterrorista mf suicida
suicide bombing Nbombardeo m suicida
suicide mission Nmisión f suicida
suicide note N carta en que se explica el motivo del suicidio
suicide pact Npacto m suicida
suicide rate Níndice m de suicidios
suicide squad Ncomando m suicida

suicide

[ˈsuːɪsaɪd] n
(= act) → suicide m
to commit suicide → se suicider
(fig) (= ruinous course of action) → suicide m
It would be political suicide to abstain → Cela serait un suicide politique que de s'abstenir.
(= person) → suicidé(e) m/fsuicide attack nattentat-suicide msuicide attempt suicide bid ntentative f de suicidesuicide bomber nauteur m d'un attentat-suicidesuicide note nlettre f de suicidesuicide pact npacte m de suicide

suicide

nSelbstmord m, → Freitod m (euph), → Suizid m (spec); (= person)Selbstmörder(in) m(f); to commit suicideSelbstmord begehen; to try to commit suicideeinen Selbstmordversuch unternehmen; to contemplate suicidesich mit Selbstmordgedanken tragen; suicide squadSelbstmordkommando nt

suicide

:
suicide attack
suicide attacker
nSelbstmordattentäter(in) m(f)
suicide attempt, suicide bid
nSelbstmord- or Suizidversuch m
suicide bomber
nSelbstmordattentäter(in) m(f)
suicide bombing
suicide note
suicide pact
nSelbstmordabkommen nt

suicide

[ˈsʊɪsaɪd] n
a. (also) (fig) → suicidio
to attempt suicide → tentare il suicidio
to commit suicide → suicidarsi
b. (person) → suicida m/f

suicide

(ˈsuːisaid) noun
1. the/an act of killing oneself deliberately. She committed suicide; an increasing number of suicides.
2. a person who kills himself deliberately.
ˌsuiˈcidal adjective
1. inclined to suicide. She sometimes feels suicidal.
2. extremely dangerous, or likely to lead to death or disaster. He was driving at a suicidal speed.
ˌsuiˈcidally adverb

suicide

يَنْتَحِرُ sebevražda selvmord Selbstmord αυτοκτονία suicidio itsemurha suicide samoubojstvo suicidio 自殺 자살 zelfmoord selvmord samobójstwo suicídio самоубийство självmord การฆ่าตัวตาย intihar sự tự vẫn 自杀

su·i·cide

n. suicidio; suicidarse;
attempted ___tentativa o intento de ___.

suicide

n suicidio; assisted — suicidio asistido; physician-assisted — suicidio asistido por un médico; — attempt intento suicida or de suicidio; — gesture gesto suicida; to commit — suicidarse
References in classic literature ?
I can't stand it; I can't sleep after it; I shall kill myself if I get no sleep.
Monsieur, - I kill myself because it is easiest and best.
I had tried to kill myself by striking my forehead against the walls.
The file would get dull, the rope would break, or my wings would melt in the sun; I should surely kill myself, I should be picked up maimed and crippled; I should be labelled, and put on exhibition in the museum at the Hague between the blood-stained doublet of William the Taciturn and the female walrus captured at Stavesen, and the only result of my enterprise will have been to procure me a place among the curiosities of Holland.
In my case, healthy, normal, young, full of the joy of life, the suggestion to kill myself was unusual; but it must be taken into account that it came on the heels of a long carouse, when my nerves and brain were fearfully poisoned, and that the dramatic, romantic side of my imagination, drink-maddened to lunacy, was delighted with the suggestion.
Wingrave," she added, opening her arms to him with a little sob, "if you send me away, I think that I shall kill myself.
Then, alarmed at my agitation, he begged me not to put myself in such a passion, telling me I was white in the face, and should kill myself if I did so.
If ever I should kill you I should have to kill myself too.
But I swear to you, before God who hears us, that if you betray me, and my enemies pardon me, I will kill myself, while accusing you of my death.
I think it is goodbye to bad rubbish Culture Secretary Matt Hancock on the closure of the charitable trust that organised the Dorchester dinner I'd rather kill myself than dress like Victoria Beckham in towering heels day after day Actor Britt Ekland Brexit is clogging up the pipes of Government like the world's largest fatberg, preventing anything else from getting through Labour MP Stephen Doughty
In an extract from her memoirs, I Let Him Go, Denise said: "Did I try to kill myself ?
I was determined either to kill myself or kill her," Azeem told The Associated Press as he was being led away.