To see details on the word
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.

It is harmless and only a little schizoid, but it often intimidates people.
Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  characterized by symptoms similar to, but less severe, than schizophrenia; symptoms such as withdrawal, an inability to form close relationships, and taking pleasure in few activities
 Mark word for later review on this computer
schizoid schizotypal schizoid personality disorder
Strongly Associated with:   schizophrenia
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary -®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
Wikipedia Article
WebMD Article
  • It is harmless and only a little schizoid, but it often intimidates people.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • …she surely must have known that she was not asking me to believe the impossible; that Poles on numberless occasions in the near and distant past risked their lives to save Jews from whatever oppressor is a simple matter of fact beyond argument, and even though at that time I had small information about such things, I was not inclined to doubt Sophie, who, struggling with the demon of her own schizoid conscience, chose to throw upon the Professor a falsely beneficent, even heroic light.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Back and forth, a crazy schizoid solace they’d create.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • You know, schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining

  • Show more
  • She’s a schizoid—a permanent eccentric.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Carla, in fact, says it’s a borderline schizoid response to traumatic cultural displacement.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • I must be totally schizoid.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • I was instantly aware of a schizoid reaction: Part of me felt irritated, invaded, suspicious, resentful-and part of me was flooded with relief, like I wasn’t so alone.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Three: That schizoid, blank-brain state that accompanies every total crash.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • The shirt had an inscription in white schizoid letters: I’ve gone to find myself.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil

  • Show more again
  • When it tried to compartmentalize them it went schizoid; when it tried to integrate them it went catatonic.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Frequently this disorder is accompanied by many features of other Personality Disorders, such as Schizotypal, Histrionic, Narcissistic, and Antisocial Personality Disorders.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • The situation would differ radically from that of a human schizoid of this sort, in that the additional personalities were valid images of genuine identities rather than self-generated complexes which had become autonomous.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   schizoid [8] , schizophrenia [3] , paranoid [2] , paranoid [2] , psychopathic [4] , narcissism [6] , sociopathic [6] , passive-aggressive [8] , antisocial personality disorder [9] , paranoid [2] , paranoid [2] , psychopathic [4] , post-traumatic stress (PTSD) [5] , hypochondria [6] , narcissism [6] , sociopathic [6] , passive-aggressive [8] , ADHD [9] , antisocial personality disorder [9] , free-floating anxiety [9]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Human Behavior, Philosophy, Medicine
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading