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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characteristic of or affected with absorption in self-centered subjective mental activity (as daydreams, fantasies, delusions, and hallucinations) especially when accompanied by marked withdrawal from reality

Usage examples (42)
  • autistic people tend to have unusual sensory experiences.
  • autistic behavior
  • I would take objection to the point that the term autistic is an insult ...
  • I think I am the person who coined the term autistic supremacy. for more
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  • Amazingly, an "autistic" (pertaining to a form of mental illness marked by withdrawal from reality) child is often gifted in an "artistic" (pertaining to the arts) way.
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