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My obsession with accumulation, which at times has taken on the whisper of a psychic illness - as anyone who has experienced the ode to the Collyer brothers that is my 'Vogue' office will concur - began in infancy.
Hamish Bowles

Meaning of "psychic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PSYCHIC

From Greek psukhikos of the soul or life.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PSYCHIC

psychic  [ˈsaɪkɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PSYCHIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Psychic can act as a noun and an adjective.
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.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PSYCHIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

psychic

Psychic

A psychic is a person who claims to have an ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through extrasensory perception, or who is said by others to have such abilities. The word "psychic" is also used to describe theatrical performers, such as stage magicians, who use techniques such as prestidigitation, cold reading, and hot reading to produce the appearance of such abilities. It can also denote an ability of the mind to influence the world physically using psychokinetic powers such as those formerly claimed by Uri Geller. Psychics appear regularly in fantasy fiction, such as in the novel The Dead Zone by Stephen King. A large industry and network exists whereby psychics provide advice and counsel to clients. Some famous psychics include Edgar Cayce, Ingo Swann, Peter Hurkos, Miss Cleo, John Edward, and Sylvia Browne. Psychic powers are asserted by psychic detectives and in practices such as psychic archaeology and even psychic surgery. Critics attribute psychic powers to intentional trickery or to self-delusion. In 1988 the U.S.

Definition of psychic in the English dictionary

The first definition of psychic in the dictionary is outside the possibilities defined by natural laws, as mental telepathy. Other definition of psychic is sensitive to forces not recognized by natural laws. Psychic is also mental as opposed to physical; psychogenic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PSYCHIC


anthropopsychic
ˌænθrəpəˈsaɪkɪk
hexastichic
ˌhɛksəˈstɪkɪk
interpsychic
ˌɪntəˈsaɪkɪk
intrapsychic
ˌɪntrəˈsaɪkɪk
leukoplakic
ˌluːkəʊˈpleɪkɪk
metapsychic
ˌmɛtəˈsaɪkɪk
monostichic
ˈmɒnəˌstɪkɪk
monotrichic
ˌmɒnəʊˈtrɪkɪk
parapsychic
ˌpærəˈsaɪkɪk
stichic
ˈstɪkɪk
tetrastichic
ˌtetrəˈstɪkɪk
tristichic
trɪˈstɪkɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PSYCHIC

psychedelia
psychedelic
psychedelically
psychiater
psychiatric
psychiatric social worker
psychiatrical
psychiatrically
psychiatrist
psychiatry
psychic determinism
psychical
psychically
psychicism
psychicist
psychism
psychist
psycho
psychoacoustic
psychoacoustics

WORDS THAT END LIKE PSYCHIC

anarchic
autarchic
Bacchic
chic
diarchic
dyarchic
elenchic
geek chic
gynarchic
halachic
heroin chic
hierarchic
matriarchic
monarchic
oligarchic
shabby chic
stomachic
superchic
thearchic
ultrachic

Synonyms and antonyms of psychic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PSYCHIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «psychic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of psychic

Translation of «psychic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PSYCHIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

有特异功能的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

psíquico
570 millions of speakers

English

psychic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मानसिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نفسية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

психическая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

psíquico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আধ্যাত্মিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de médium
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Psikik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

übernatürlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

霊能力を持った
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신통력을 가진
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Psikis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tâm linh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மனநோய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मानसिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

psişik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

paranormale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

psychiczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

психічна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

psihic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ψυχικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

psigiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

psykiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

synsk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of psychic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PSYCHIC»

The term «psychic» is very widely used and occupies the 18.031 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PSYCHIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «PSYCHIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word psychic.
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Peter Ackroyd
Oh, I just tend to believe in things when I'm writing them. For instance, when I was writing 'Doctor Dee,' I believed in magic. And when I wrote 'Hawksmoor' I believed in psychic geography. But as soon as I type the last full stop, I'm back to being a complete blank again.
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Julian Barnes
To look at ourselves from afar, to make the subjective suddenly objective: this gives us a psychic shock.
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Hamish Bowles
My obsession with accumulation, which at times has taken on the whisper of a psychic illness - as anyone who has experienced the ode to the Collyer brothers that is my 'Vogue' office will concur - began in infancy.
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Jason Calacanis
The web and physical world is plagued with abundance - people need help sorting through all the good and bad stuff out there. The tyranny of choice is causing major psychic pain and frustration for people.
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Leonard Cohen
The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape.
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Dave Davies
I was interested in psychic things and in spiritualism even as a boy. I'd started doing yoga by the early 1970s.
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Carmen Dell'Orefice
I understood that synergistic dance between photographer and object - 'muse,' if you will, 'model,' whatever you call us. It's that silent language of communication, like being psychic with each other.
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Emily Dickinson
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
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Phil Donahue
A large psychic void is left by a loss of faith. So many Catholics have tried so many things to replace it.
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Christine Ebersole
I experience psychic phenomena, so people think I must be crazy. But you have to be accessible and intelligent to be a good actor. I might not have gotten the best grades in school, but I have a very high level of emotional intelligence. You have to be open to receive.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PSYCHIC»

Discover the use of psychic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to psychic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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You are Psychic: The Art of Clairvoyant Reading & Healing
Explains how to develop and strengthen one's psychic abilities, covering topics such as psychic readings, healing methods, vision interpretation, and spiritual counseling; and including firsthand accounts of clairvoyant readings.
Debra Lynne Katz, 2004
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Psychic Development for Beginners
Use psychic commands to preview out-of-body travel and other alternative realities. Instructions in this book are supported by personal anecdotes, 44 psychic development exercises, and 28 related psychic case studies.
William W. Hewitt, 2012
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Psychic Self-Defense: The Classic Instruction Manual for ...
After finding herself the subject of a powerful psychic attack in the 1930’s, famed British occultist Dion Fortune wrote this detailed instruction manual on protecting oneself from paranormal attack.
Dion Fortune, 2011
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Discover Your Psychic Type: Developing and Using Your ...
Designed for both beginning intuitives and advanced psychics, this book presents a simple, step-by-step plan: " Take the insightful quiz to learn whether you are a physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual intuitive " Discover more about ...
Sherrie Dillard, 2011
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The Practical Psychic Self-Defense Handbook: A Survival Guide
This is a highly anecdotal and comprehensive practical guide to the dark side of the psychic universe.
Robert Bruce, 2011
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The Everything Psychic Book, 2nd Edition, with CD: Tap Into ...
The accompanying CD includes guided meditations and exercises to deepen and enhance psychic abilities.
Michael R. Hathaway, 2011
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The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection
Judith Butler's new book considers the way in which psychic life is generated by the social operation of power, and how that social operation of power is concealed and fortified by the psyche that it produces.
Judith Butler, 1997
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Psychic Energy: Its Source and Its Transformation
An exploration of Jungian analytical theory focusing on the necessity for psychic integration of unconscious instincts and drives in the human personality
Mary Esther Harding, 1963
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You Are Psychic!: The Free Soul Method
Tells how to tap into one's higher awareness by finding the body's psychic reception areas in order to enhance creativity, solve problems, succeed in high-level sales, boost immunity, and improve health
Pete A. Sanders, 1999
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Becoming Psychic
This book gives the reader detailed instructions as to how to become more psychic in five important areas: mind-reading, remote viewing, moving matter with mind, distant healing of physical ills through mental intention, and seeing the ...
Stephen Kierulff, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PSYCHIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term psychic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Psychic Priscilla Delmaro cons New York man out of $700k
The psychic, who vowed to return most of the money when her work was finished, said spirits talked to her, so he made multiple payments to her over 20 months, ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
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VA suspends two managers over psychic-reading party
The seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington is seen here on June 21, 2013. The number of military suicides is nearly ... «Washington Times, Jun 15»
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VA boss pressured employees to attend a psychic reading
A Department of Veterans Affairs already scandalized by health care delays, record manipulation and construction overruns got a bit more tarnished Thursday ... «USA TODAY, May 15»
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The Mentalist Recap - Serial Killers and Psychics: Season 7 …
On tonight's episode called, “Byzantium,” a young man claims to be psychic and offers to assist the FBI with solving some murders, but soon the team suspect he ... «Celebrity Dirty Laundry, Feb 15»
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Bacon, pet psychic turn up zilch in search for dog
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Rotisserie chicken, bacon, dog toys, more than a dozen volunteers and even a psychic have not been enough to find Murphy, ... «Yahoo News UK, Dec 14»
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Oregon psychic pleads guilty to attempting to defraud Gaston man of …
Rachel Lee, 43, of Canby, operated psychic shops in Portland, Bend and other Oregon locations. She entered the plea Tuesday before U.S. District Court Judge ... «The Oregonian - OregonLive.com, Oct 14»
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'Brad loves the kids but not Angelina' claims Pitt's psychic Ron Bard
THEY appear to have the perfect Hollywood relationship, but according to Brad Pitt's psychic, the movie star is not in love with Angelina Jolie. By Kirsty ... «Express.co.uk, Aug 14»
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Meet Big Head, the 2014 FIFA World Cup psychic turtle
Big Head is Brazil's answer to Germany's Paul the Octopus, who started the psychic animal craze during the 2010 World Cup and spawned a slew of imitations ... «NEWS.com.au, Jun 14»
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TLC Renews '90 Day Fiance,' Orders 'Psychic Matchmaker' Series
TLC is committing to its love and relationships programming with the renewal of reality series “90 Day Fiance” and a 2014 slate that includes new series “Psychic ... «TheWrap, Apr 14»
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Tarzana psychic, husband facing fraud charges after convincing …
A Tarzana psychic and her husband are facing criminal charges for allegedly bilking an emotionally vulnerable San Fernando Valley man out of close to $1 ... «Los Angeles Daily News, Dec 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Psychic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/psychic>. Aug 2020 ».
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