Meaning of “suicidal” in the English Dictionary

"suicidal" in British English

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suicidaladjective

uk /ˌsuː.ɪˈsaɪ.dəl/ us /ˌsuː.əˈsaɪ.dəl/

(Definition of “suicidal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"suicidal" in American English

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suicidaladjective

us /ˌsu·əˈsɑɪ·dəl/

having the tendency to want to kill yourself

Suicidal also means likely to cause your own defeat:

The union leader argued that a strike now would be suicidal.

(Definition of “suicidal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)