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synonyms for paranoid

  • overly suspicious
  • unreasonably
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How to use paranoid in a sentence

“One continues to wonder,” Buckley wrote, “how it is that the membership of the John Birch Society tolerates such paranoid and unpatriotic drivel.”
LONG BEFORE QANON, RONALD REAGAN AND THE GOP PURGED JOHN BIRCH EXTREMISTS FROM THE PARTYERICK TRICKEYJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“In retrospect, it’s a bit of a pity, when we could have been discussing logistics and operations, but everyone was really paranoid,” the state official said.
VACCINES WERE A CHANCE TO REDEEM FAILURES IN THE U.S. CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE. WHAT WENT WRONG?LENA H. SUN, ISAAC STANLEY-BECKER, FRANCES STEAD SELLERS, LAURIE MCGINLEY, AMY GOLDSTEIN, CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND, CAROLYN Y. JOHNSONJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The late British essayist Christopher Hitchens once described Pakistan as a “humorless, paranoid, insecure” nation.
REVISITING PAKISTAN’S TANGLE OF CONTRADICTIONS AND VIOLENCEBILAL QURESHIDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Apple is more paranoid about privacy than Amazon or Google, though that means the HomePod mini isn’t as widely capable in the smart home — it still can’t operate things like the most popular doorbells and thermostats.
IT’S OKAY IF YOU WEREN’T PAYING ATTENTION TO GADGETS IN 2020. HERE ARE THE BEST ONES YOU MISSED.GEOFFREY FOWLERNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Those of us who live in a city are not sure about how paranoid to be.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FACE MASKS AND THE TRAGEDY OF DOWNPLAYING THEM - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENKEVIN BERGERSEPTEMBER 23, 2020NAUTILUS
Not everyone who frequents gangstalking forums is clinically paranoid or experiencing persecutory delusions, of course, just as everyone who visits 5G conspiracy forums cannot be declared free of psychosis.
“AM I GOING CRAZY OR AM I BEING STALKED?” INSIDE THE DISTURBING ONLINE WORLD OF GANGSTALKINGMICHAEL REILLYAUGUST 7, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
But if you want to understand security, you need to consider the most paranoid possibilities.
LITTLE BROTHERCORY DOCTOROW
Even if it's a paranoid constitutional inferior like Jimmy's father.
THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
Then the paranoid symptoms appear; he imagines himself surrounded by envious enemies, who are conspiring against him.
DEARESTHENRY BEAM PIPER
Aside from this paranoid complex he had a complete left-sided functional hemiplegia with all the concomitant signs.
STUDIES IN FORENSIC PSYCHIATRYBERNARD GLUECK
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WORDS RELATED TO PARANOID

  • confused
  • deranged
  • neurotic
  • paranoid
  • pretentious
  • senile
  • unrealistic
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