paranoid Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"paranoid" in British English

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paranoidadjective

uk   /ˈpær.ən.ɔɪd/  us   /ˈper.ə.nɔɪd/
feelingextremelynervous and ​worried because you ​believe that other ​people do not like you or are ​trying to ​harm you: He ​startedfeeling paranoid and was ​convinced his ​boss was going to ​fire him. specialized psychology suffering from a ​mentalillness in which you ​believe that other ​people are ​trying to ​harm you: He was ​diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. paranoid ​delusions
(Definition of paranoid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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paranoidadjective

 us   /ˈpær·əˌnɔɪd/
anxious because you do not ​feel you can ​trustothers, or medicalsuffering from paranoia : My ​husband is very paranoid about making ​sure everything’s ​locked.
(Definition of paranoid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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