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1Denoting or having a personality type characterized by emotional aloofness and solitary habits.
- ‘The need to create a citadel in which to hide from the world is characteristic of people with a schizoid disposition.’
- ‘The distinction is comparable to that between schizophrenia and schizoid personality disorder.’
- ‘People with schizoid personality disorder do not have schizophrenia, but it is thought that many of the same risk factors in schizophrenia may be factors causing schizoid personality disorder.’
- ‘Chronicity was associated with premorbid schizoid personality.’
- ‘The survey found no gender differences in the prevalence of obsessive-compulsive, schizoid, or histrionic personality disorders.’
- 1.1informal Having inconsistent or contradictory elements; mad or crazy.‘it's a frenzied, schizoid place’
- ‘This kind of schizoid superimposition is becoming a theatrical cliché, and if you don't groove on it and TV trivia, you may not join in the aficionados' laughter.’
- ‘Leave it to them to balance the uproariously bizarre with the mentally disturbed to create a wonderfully schizoid DVD package.’
- ‘It's a schizoid record that delighted and confused critics.’
- ‘This schizoid creation features Farfisa, guitar, bass, drums and occasional chanting, but horns and strings drop in for big orchestral melées as well as cold, ambient wanderings.’
- ‘It is faithful to a world of surfaces, random sensations and schizoid human subjects.’
- ‘She interpolates historical footage of Greek immigrants coming to Australia, suggesting the hold the past - however distant - continues to have on a schizoid community.’
- ‘But his language has a cracked and schizoid relation to reality and cannot assuage the sense of existential dread that haunts his world.’
- ‘The scene is postwar Vienna, a city under the schizoid control of four powers in uneasy alliance: Britain, France, Russia, and Austria.’
- ‘The writing on the author's UNICEF role is a case in point of this schizoid mixture of the posturing and the pure.’
- ‘It's all organic, Moss says, shrugging ruefully at the almost clichéd expression, but in the end, amongst the schizoid existence, the fear and the joy, Moss is a foot soldier in a war.’
- ‘Instead of trying to play the blame game, the film probes into the core issue of what surrounds the notion of ‘conversion’ while a schizoid nation debates the dilemma of to be or not to be a Hindu.’
- ‘Till then we continue, schizoid, half in despair, half in hope.’
- ‘Stars throughout history have consistently displayed a schizoid attitude to their choice of roles.’
- ‘The schizoid character of this ‘exiguous’ condition is compounded by the fact that the attitude of belonging to two cultures is often not shared by the majority culture.’
- ‘The flip side is the hypocrisy of not admitting the U.S. need for cheap labor, which contradicts its schizoid defensive posture of trying to stem the tide.’
- ‘Let's not be prudes and have this schizoid attitude towards sex!’
- ‘It is a schizoid text of herstory, and the moments in the texts when she aspires towards primordial ideological bullying are way off the mark.’
- ‘The juxtaposition of the fussily constructed trees and their funky, expressionistic bases brings home the schizoid quality of our cultivation of nature.’
- ‘America is a schizoid nation, as I've commented before.’
- ‘The rationale for this schizoid behavior is that it's necessary for promoting a coherent media image.’
A schizoid person.
- ‘Here, the softspoken and mentally deficient Ming Ming innocently practices her dancing while also making friends with various other schizoids and lower-functioning inhabitants of the home.’
- ‘‘We're a couple of schizoids aren't we,’ he said at last.’
- ‘If schizoids were creating the art of modernism, their narcissistic cousins (who, by definition, need to control other people) are creating its social ideas/systems (socialism, fascism, economic planning).’
- ‘Or was he an insane schizoid who failed to know right from wrong?’
- ‘She must have been going through a lot, trying to deal with the fact that her youngest daughter was a schizoid.’
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