suicidal

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suicide +‎ -al

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suicidal (comparative more suicidal, superlative most suicidal)

  1. Pertaining to suicide.
    He is an authority on the precursors of suicidal behavior.
  2. (of a person) 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.
    • 2020 July 1, Ruth Sutherland and Neil Peters, “Answering the call”, in Rail, page 47:
      The campaign aimed to give commuters the confidence to trust their own instincts and intervene if they spot someone vulnerable who may be at risk of suicide, and to talk to them to interrupt their suicidal thoughts.
    • 2021 February 24, Paul Stephen, “Level crossings are one of our key risk areas”, in RAIL, number 925, page 46:
      Seven people were killed and 66 injured after a High Speed Train slammed into a stationary vehicle that had been parked across the main line by a suicidal driver.
  3. (informal, hyperbolic) Extremely reckless.
    His driving habits are utterly suicidal.

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suicidal (plural suicidals)

  1. someone suicidal, someone likely to kill themselves

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