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n. - A person afflicted with a rare psychosis characterized chiefly by an unfounded fear of persecution adj. - Suffering from a rare psychosis characterized chiefly by an unfounded fear of persecution.

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  • Rubyfoo: I haven't seen any psychiatric diagnoses, but the term paranoid
  • I haven't seen any psychiatri¬≠c diagnoses, but the term paranoid schizophre
  • Wolf, this question of whether it was Saddam and the doubles -- I don't mean to use the term paranoid in the classic psychiatric sense.
  • MORRISON: "You" is what we call a paranoid pseudo community.
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