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paranoid -- used casually
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used casually Define
excessively suspicious that others want to harm you; or excessively fearful
  • Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • For one paranoid second I’m sure she’s talking about me—that somehow she has just read my mind—but then her friends explode with laughter, and one of them says, "I know."
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Ever since Apa had to go four times to clear up some mistake with Joon’s Social Security number, he has become paranoid that people are trying to trick him.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • She probably has biweekly visits with the school psychologist to control her paranoia, or OCD, or whatever her issue is.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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  • Now every time I pee in the gym I get paranoid.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I have to scrunch up in a ball, and even then I’m paranoid that my ponytail might be peeking up over the windowsill.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I know I’m being paranoid, but the certainty is so strong it makes my head spin, and I have to reach out and grab on to the banister.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • He doesn’t tell me I’m crazy or paranoid or anything.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
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used casually Define
excessively suspicious that others want to harm you; or excessively fearful
used clinically Define
suffering from a psychological disorder characterized by a mistaken belief that others "are out to get me"
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