schizoid


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schiz·oid

 (skĭt′soid′)
adj.
1. Of, related to, or having schizoid personality disorder.
2. Of, relating to, or suggestive of schizophrenia. No longer in scientific use.
3. Informal Relating to or characterized by the coexistence of disparate or antagonistic elements: "This schizoid town is part resort, part sardine cannery" (Jean Anderson).
n. Informal
A person with schizoid personality disorder.

schizoid

(ˈskɪtsɔɪd)
adj
1. (Psychology) 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
(Psychology) 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

schiz•oid

(ˈskɪt sɔɪd)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a personality disorder marked by dissociation, passivity, and indifference to praise or criticism.
2. of or pertaining to schizophrenia or to multiple personality.
n.
3. a schizoid person.
[< German schizoid (1921); see schizo-, -oid]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schizoid - characterized by symptoms similar to but less severe than schizophrenia
personality disorder - inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior
Adj.1.schizoid - of or relating to or characteristic of schizophrenia
2.schizoid - marked by withdrawal and inability to form close relationships
psychoneurotic, neurotic - affected with emotional disorder
Translations

schizoid

[ˈskɪtsɔɪd]
A. ADJesquizoide
B. Nesquizoide mf

schizoid

[ˈskɪtsɔɪd]
n (PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY)schizoïde mf
adj
(PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY)schizoïde mf
[person] (= moody) → lunatique

schizoid

adjschizoid
nSchizoide(r) mf

schizoid

[ˈskɪtsɔɪd] adj & nschizoide (m/f)

schiz·oid

a. esquizoide, semejante a la esquizofrenia.
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