how to pronounce paranoid


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paranoid is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of paranoid in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… spies by the paranoid public in fact …”

meanings of paranoid


  1. Exhibiting extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others.
  2. Of, related to, or suffering from paranoia.


  1. Someone suffering from paranoia.

paranoid frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word paranoid occurs in english on average 3.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics paranoid can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that paranoid can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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