paranoid state


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paranoid state

[′par·ə‚nȯid ¦stāt]
(psychology)
Any of various psychotic disorders in which the patient exhibits persistent delusions, usually of persecution or grandeur.
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Since coming to power, United States President Donald Trump has become increasingly pre-occupied with Pyongyang's misadventures and has tweeted that time is running out for Kim's regime and hinting at military options, while at the same time cajoling both Beijing and Moscow to exert pressure on the neo-Stalinist totalitarian and paranoid state.
He was last seen by officers on March 12, when they found him in a confused and paranoid state.
In the not-distant-enough future, Orwell warned, a paranoid state constantly at war and obsessed with terrorism, might exploit new technology to watch its subjects every move.
Williams was in a delusional and paranoid state at the time of the killings, Mr Duck added, having become "fixated" on people he believed were creating noises to keep him awake.
So while he's in this paranoid state he should ponder on another of Nietzsche's pearls: "When you look into the abyss, the abyss looks into you.
Egypt: The Muppets Intelligence Agency With the Abla Fahita investigation, Egypt once again challenges North Korea for the title of most paranoid state on earth.
It creates a lonely existence and a paranoid state," Watts (http://www.
Meanwhile, the christening does little to ease John's fears as he suspects everyone in his paranoid state.
She remained in her paranoid state, comforted mostly not by Howard's understanding but by his presence.
I would stop dead in my tracks, look around in a paranoid state to see if anyone was watching, start whistling Please Release Me then bend down slowly as if I was tying my shoelace before snatching the wee gem from under my foot.
his declining fortune is forecast in the first pages of the novel by a near paranoid state of mind--and in that sense there is no real progression in the novel.
And every year, the North considers the exercises to be acts of aggression -- a sign that the isolated and paranoid state needs to be on full alert at all times against a world aligned and acting in cohort against it.