Definition of paranoiac in English:

paranoiac

Pronunciation /ˌparəˈnɔɪɪk//ˌparəˈnɔɪak/

adjective & noun

  • See paranoia

    • ‘Terrible paranoiac fear gripped me, and behind every tree I suspected maleficent laughter being muffled.’
    • ‘Conspiracy paranoiacs will of course insist that the Agency is leaking the bad news as part of a subtle plot to throw us all off the scent of their shocking capabilities.’
    • ‘But meanwhile his paranoiac prosecutions in Rome led to a conspiracy in 65 to assassinate him and make Gaius Calpurnius Piso emperor.’
    • ‘Are Morpheus' visions true, or is he a paranoiac madman ruthlessly imposing his hallucinations?’
    • ‘One of the most notorious paranoiacs was Nero, who in AD 59 engineered the murder of his mother Agrippina because she objected to his relationship with his mistress Poppaea.’

Pronunciation

paranoiac

/ˌparəˈnɔɪɪk//ˌparəˈnɔɪak/