suicidal
adjective Date: 1777 1. a. dangerous especially to life b. destructive to one's own interests 2. relating to or of the nature of suicide 3. marked by an impulse to commit suicide • suicidally adverb

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  • Suicidal — Su i*ci dal, a. Partaking of, or of the nature of, the crime or suicide. {Su i*ci dal*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suicidal — 1777, from SUICIDE (Cf. suicide) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Suicidally …   Etymology dictionary

  • suicidal — [so͞o΄ə sīd′ l, so͞o′ə sīd΄ l] adj. 1. of, involving, or leading to suicide 2. having an urge to commit suicide 3. rash to the point of being very dangerous suicidally adv …   English World dictionary

  • suicidal — [[t]su͟ːɪsa͟ɪd(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ People who are suicidal want to kill themselves. I was suicidal and just couldn t stop crying... Her suicidal tendencies continued for several more weeks. 2) ADJ: oft it v link ADJ to inf If you describe an action… …   English dictionary

  • suicidal — adj. 1 wanting to kill yourself VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get ▪ He became very depressed and even got suicidal at one point …   Collocations dictionary

  • suicidal — adjective 1 wanting to kill yourself: After his wife left him he was suicidal. | suicidal tendencies: For many years before treatment, Clare had suicidal tendencies. 2 likely to lead to death: the suicidal challenge of jumping over cars on a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • suicidal — su|i|cid|al [ˌsu:ıˈsaıdl, ˌsju: US ˌsu: ] adj 1.) wanting to kill yourself ▪ She was depressed and almost suicidal. ▪ For many years before treatment, Clare had suicidal tendencies (=behaviour that showed she wanted to kill herself) . 2.) likely… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • suicidal — su|i|cid|al [ ,suı saıdl ] adjective 1. ) someone who is suicidal is likely to try to kill themselves: When he stopped taking his medication, he became suicidal. 2. ) very dangerous, and likely to lead to serious problems or to death: Taking on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • suicidal — UK [ˌsuːɪˈsaɪd(ə)l] / US [ˌsuɪˈsaɪd(ə)l] adjective 1) someone who is suicidal is likely to try to kill themselves When he stopped taking his medication, he became suicidal. 2) very dangerous, and likely to lead to serious problems or to death… …   English dictionary

  • suicidal — 1. adjective a) Pertaining to suicide. He is an authority on the precursors of suicidal behavior. b) Likely to commit, or to attempt to commit, suicide. After losing his job, his wife, and his leg in a single week, he became suicidal. See Also:… …   Wiktionary

  • Suicidal — 1. quite dangerous and outrageously gutsy: That was absolutely suicidal driving ; taking that wave was suicidal ; 2. absolutely excellent: That skater dood s got suicidal gear …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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