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Definition of "schizophrenic" [schizophrenic]

  • Of, relating to, or affected with schizophrenia. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characterized by the coexistence of disparate or antagonistic elements. (adjective)
  • One who is affected with schizophrenia. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "schizophrenic" in a sentence
  • "A so-called split personality is not part of the syndrome, and the word schizophrenic is better avoided in that context."
  • "For Deleuze and Guattari, the schizophrenic is a challenge to the political and linguistic systems simultaneously since he utilizes language in unsocial and antisocial ways."
  • "Because the schizophrenic is not "properly" hooked up to the Oedipal machine of Imaginary desires and"