psychological

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From psychology +‎ -ical.

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Adjective[edit]

psychological (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to psychology.
    I'm concerned about their psychological well-being.
    The film was a dark psychological thriller.
  2. Without an objective, or reasonably logical foundation.
    Prices seem to have stopped rising, having hit the psychological ceiling of just under 100 dollars.

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Further reading[edit]

  • "psychological" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 246.