paranoid etymology

English word paranoid comes from English -oid, English paranoia

Detailed word origin of paranoid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
paranoia English (eng) A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution, conspiracy and perceived threat against the person, often associated with false accusations and general mistrust of others. Extreme, irrational distrust of others.
paranoid English (eng) Someone suffering from paranoia Exhibiting extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others. Of, related to, or suffering from paranoia.

Words with the same origin as paranoid

Descendants of -oid
asteroid negro