persecution complex

per·se·cu·tion complex .pər-si-'kyü-shən- n the feeling of being persecuted esp. without basis in reality

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  • persecution complex — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms persecution complex : singular persecution complex plural persecution complexes a mental illness in which you believe that everyone is unfair or cruel to you …   English dictionary

  • Persecution complex — A persecution complex is a term within psychological discourse afforded to an array of complex behaviours that specifically deal with the perception of being persecuted for various possible reasons, imagined or real.ee also* Complex * Delusional… …   Wikipedia

  • persecution complex — noun : the feeling of being persecuted especially without basis in reality * * * perseˈcution complex f10 [persecution complex] noun a type of mental illness in which sb believes that other people are trying to harm them …   Useful english dictionary

  • persecution complex — perse cution .complex n a mental illness in which someone believes that other people are trying to harm them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • persecution complex — perse cution ,complex noun count a mental illness in which you believe that everyone is unfair or cruel to you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • persecution complex — noun an irrational and obsessive feeling that one is the object of collective hostility or ill treatment on the part of others …   English new terms dictionary

  • persecution complex — noun (C) a mental illness in which someone believes that other people are continually trying to harm them …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • persecution complex — /pɜsəˈkjuʃən ˌkɒmplɛks/ (say persuh kyoohshuhn .kompleks) noun an exaggerated awareness or fear that others are acting against one s best interests …   Australian English dictionary

  • Persecution — is the systematic mistreatment of an individual/group by another group. The most common forms are religious persecution, ethnic persecution, and political persecution, though there is naturally some overlap between these terms. International… …   Wikipedia

  • persecution — mid 14c., oppression for the holding of a belief or opinion, from O.Fr. persecution (12c.), from L. persecutionem (nom. persecutio), noun of action from persequi pursue, start a legal action, from per through + sequi follow (see SEQUEL (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

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