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Meaning of "persecution complex" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PERSECUTION COMPLEX

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERSECUTION COMPLEX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Persecution complex is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PERSECUTION COMPLEX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Persecutory delusion

Persecutory delusions are a delusional condition in which the affected person believes they are being persecuted. Specifically, they have been defined as containing two central elements: ▪ The individual thinks that harm is occurring, or is going to occur. ▪ The individual thinks that the perceived persecutor has the intention to cause harm. According to the DSM-IV-TR, persecutory delusions are the most common form of delusions in schizophrenia, where the person believes "he or she is being tormented, followed, tricked, spied on, or ridiculed." In the DSM-IV-TR, persecutory delusions are the main feature of the persecutory type of delusional disorder.

Definition of persecution complex in the English dictionary

The definition of persecution complex in the dictionary is an acute irrational fear that other people are plotting one's downfall and that they are responsible for one's failures.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERSECUTION COMPLEX

perse
persecute
persecuted
persecutee
persecution
persecutive
persecutor
persecutory
Persei
Perseid
perseity
Persephone
Persepolis
Perseus
perseverance
perseverant
perseverate
perseveration
perseverative
perseverator

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERSECUTION COMPLEX

AIDS-related complex
apartment complex
B complex
cinema complex
complex
duplex
Golgi complex
guilt complex
herpes simplex
hypercomplex
immune complex
inferiority complex
leisure complex
major histocompatibility complex
military-industrial complex
Oedipus complex
shopping complex
simplex
studio complex
superiority complex
vitamin B complex

Synonyms and antonyms of persecution complex in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «persecution complex» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERSECUTION COMPLEX

Find out the translation of persecution complex to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of persecution complex from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «persecution complex» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

受迫害情结
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

complejo de persecución
570 millions of speakers

English

persecution complex
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उत्पीड़न जटिल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مجمع الاضطهاد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мания преследования
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

complexo de perseguição
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিপীড়ন জটিল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

complexe de persécution
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kompleks penganiayaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verfolgungswahn
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

被害妄想
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

박해 단지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Komplek buron
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đàn áp phức tạp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துன்புறுத்தல் சிக்கலானது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

छळ कॉम्प्लेक्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Zulüm kompleksi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

complesso di persecuzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kompleks prześladowania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

манія переслідування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

complex de persecuție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύμπλεγμα καταδίωξης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vervolging kompleks
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förföljelse komplex
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forfølgelse komplekse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of persecution complex

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERSECUTION COMPLEX»

The term «persecution complex» is normally little used and occupies the 116.498 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PERSECUTION COMPLEX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about persecution complex

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERSECUTION COMPLEX»

Discover the use of persecution complex in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to persecution complex and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Rumbling Volcano: Islamic Fundamentalism in Egypt
However, in reality this principle cannot be understood unless it is seen in the context of the persecution complex that the Shiites have, and the messianic hope. The Shiites suffered persecution and bloodshed throughout the Omayyad period.
Nabīl Jabbūr, 1993
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Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases
A persecution complex was created within Aum born out of its nature as a closed, hierarchic, communal, and world-rejecting religious organization believing in the imminence of a world catastrophe and the coming of a new order.
Catherine Wessinger, 2000
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Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Charles Zastrow, Karen Kirst-Ashman. lead to irritability, deep anxiety, and an irrational persecution complex that can lead to sudden acts of violence. Amphetamines are usually taken orally in tablet, powder, or capsule form. They can also be ...
Charles Zastrow, Karen Kirst-Ashman, 2009
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Aiming for the Pinnacle
It is important, I hasten to add, not to confuse persecution with 'a persecution complex.' The latter, a persecution complex, is where we imagine we are being persecuted, whilst the former is where we are actually being persecuted. Being told ...
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The Prince
“I believe the man has something like a persecution complex.” “And he's trying to unload it on me!” “Who would believe it? Who would believe this could be?” Reed strode from the barbecue to the cumbersome redwood picnic table, the long ...
Constance McCutcheon, 2010
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Surrealism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis
For Lacan, the sisters exhibit perfect symptoms of paranoid psychosis born of repressed homosexual desire; that is, their disavowed desire for each other gives rise to a persecution complex which in turn produces a confusion of boundaries ...
Natalya Lusty, 2007
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Ritual and Belief: Readings in the Anthropology of Religion
By 1973, when negotiations with Guyana about an agricultural project were initiated, Iones and his aides were professing identification with the world- historical communist movement. THE PERSECUTION COMPLEX The convergence of racial ...
David Hicks, 2010
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New York Magazine
Because he had been persecuted as a child, he developed a persecution complex, and because of this complex, he cultivated secrecy. But his secrecy lent him an aura of mystery, which aroused the suspicions of others, and because of their ...
9
Refugees--the Trauma of Exile: The Humanitarian Role of Red ...
... of a persecution complex; — irrespective of culture, individuals may develop a persecution complex in the absence of real visible persecution (role of the imagination); — irrespective of culture, a persecution complex resulting from real 226.
Diana Miserez-Willday, 1988
10
Contemporary Spanish-American Fiction
The latter is unique in that it is a sort of case history, purportedly written by one suffering from a persecution complex, of another victim of the same malady. Two other stories in the collection seem to derive their inspiration from Poe: "El triple ...
Jefferson Rea Spell, 1968

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERSECUTION COMPLEX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term persecution complex is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pixels and Armada just pushed geek nostalgia over the edge
And one, for all its flaws, could at least help kill the very worst trait of all: the persecution complex. As critic Laura Hudson noted in her review of ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
2
European Think Tank with Ties to Israeli Left Pushing Sanctions on …
He said this means that he sometimes views history “with a persecution complex.” His late Jewish grandmother helped to rear him. She would ... «The Jewish Press, Jul 15»
3
The New 'Red Menace' And NATO's Plans In The Arctic – OpEd
At the moment, only the leaders of the Baltic republics (who are tortured by their persecution complex) and Polish journalists are applauding the ... «Eurasia Review, Jul 15»
4
Gerard Whateley says being locked up in Miami should be a huge …
It was the moment to prove a deep persecution complex had eclipsed any remnant of self-awareness. Tomic's subsequent banishment struck ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
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Persecution Complex: Kentucky Court Clerks Resist Marriage Equality
Davis, a court clerk, says Gov. Steve Beshear is “violating my rights” by telling him he's required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples ... «Americans United, Jul 15»
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With Christian Privilege, You Already Have Religious Freedom
Or, as fellow Patheos blogger Benjamin Dixon implores, “Please stop with the Christian persecution complex. You're embarassing the faith.”. «Patheos, Jul 15»
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9 horrible things the Christian right does because “God” said it was OK
The Christian persecution complex is absurd. Modern American Christians are not persecuted or under attack. But for Christians who are truly ... «Salon, Jul 15»
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Please Stop With The Christian Persecution Complex. You're …
Apparently, the Christian Persecution Complex (CPC) is good business. But where it is easy to look past the machinations of the most recent ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
9
“Dump Trump”: Dozens Gather to Protest The Donald's DC Hotel
Y'all got a massive persecution complex and it's not good for you. Typical DC BS. Like most faux intellectuals on the left, you think your ... «Washington City Paper, Jul 15»
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The raging hypocrisy at the center of the Christian right's persecution
The raging hypocrisy at the center of the Christian right's persecution complex EnlargeMike Huckabee, Rick Santorum (Credit: AP/J. Scott ... «Salon, Jul 15»

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