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Any professional league that goes on strike right now - that's just suicide.
Charles Barkley

Meaning of "suicide" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SUICIDE

From New Latin suīcīdium, from Latin suī of oneself + -cīdium, from caedere to kill.
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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 SUICIDE

suicide  [ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUICIDE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Suicide 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 SUICIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

suicide

Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, the cause of which is frequently attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, alcoholism, or drug abuse. Stress factors such as financial difficulties or troubles with interpersonal relationships often play a role. Efforts to prevent suicide include limiting access to firearms, treating mental illness and drug misuse, and improving economic development. Although crisis hotlines are common there is little evidence for their effectiveness. The most commonly used method of suicide varies by country and is partly related to availability. Common methods include: hanging, pesticide poisoning, and firearms. Around 800,000 to a million people die by suicide every year, making it the 10th leading cause of death worldwide. Rates are higher in men than in women, with males three to four times more likely to kill themselves than females. There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year. Attempts are more common in young people and females.

Definition of suicide in the English dictionary

The first definition of suicide in the dictionary is the act or an instance of killing oneself intentionally. Other definition of suicide is the self-inflicted ruin of one's own prospects or interests. Suicide is also a person who kills himself intentionally.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUICIDE


acaricide
əˈkærɪˌsaɪd
bactericide
bækˈtɪərɪˌsaɪd
countryside
ˈkʌntrɪˌsaɪd
deicide
ˈdiːɪˌsaɪd
foeticide
ˈfiːtɪˌsaɪd
fungicide
ˈfʌndʒɪˌsaɪd
Heaviside
ˈhɛvɪˌsaɪd
herbicide
ˈhɜːbɪˌsaɪd
homicide
ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd
infanticide
ɪnˈfæntɪˌsaɪd
insecticide
ɪnˈsɛktɪˌsaɪd
Merseyside
ˈmɜːzɪˌsaɪd
parasuicide
ˌpærəˈsuːɪˌsaɪd
pesticide
ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd
regicide
ˈrɛdʒɪˌsaɪd
rodenticide
rəʊˈdɛntɪˌsaɪd
silicide
ˈsɪlɪˌsaɪd
spermicide
ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd
Speyside
ˈspeɪˌsaɪd
wayside
ˈweɪˌsaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUICIDE

sui generis
sui juris
suicidal
suicidally
suicide attack
suicide attempt
suicide bid
suicide bomber
suicide bombing
suicide note
suicide pact
suicide watch
suicidologist
suicidology
suid
suidian
suilline
suing
suint
suiplap

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUICIDE

algicide
assisted suicide
biopesticide
culpable homicide
decide
feticide
filicide
fratricide
justifiable homicide
larvicide
liberticide
matricide
miticide
molluscicide
negligent homicide
nematicide
parricide
patricide
raticide
tyrannicide
viricide

Synonyms and antonyms of suicide in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUICIDE»

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

Translation of «suicide» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUICIDE

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

Translator English - Chinese

自杀
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

suicidio
570 millions of speakers

English

suicide
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्महत्या
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَنْتَحِرُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самоубийство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

suicídio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আত্মহত্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

suicide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bunuh diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Selbstmord
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自殺
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자살
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Suicide
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự tự vẫn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தற்கொலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आत्महत्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

intihar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

suicidio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samobójstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

самогубство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

suicid
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτοκτονία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

selfmoord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självmord
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvmord
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of suicide

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUICIDE»

The term «suicide» is very widely used and occupies the 7.378 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUICIDE» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SUICIDE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word suicide.
1
Aristotle
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
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John Ashcroft
The way the terrorist is trained to operate, especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those who would prevent the crime.
3
Reza Aslan
Anyone who says that Iran will commit suicide with its nuclear power is a moron and has no business in discussion.
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Henri Barbusse
Two armies that fight each other is like one large army that commits suicide.
5
Charles Barkley
Any professional league that goes on strike right now - that's just suicide.
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F. H. Bradley
One said of suicide, As long as one has brains one should not blow them out. And another answered, But when one has ceased to have them, too often one cannot.
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Eric Burdon
I don't think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way. He just decided to exit when he wanted to.
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Rosanne Cash
I am so sick of reading about another car bomb, another suicide bomber, another 10, 20, 30, 70, 100 people dead in a day, both Americans and Iraqis.
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Dick Cavett
Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.
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John Cena
I'm a small-time white kid trying to represent hip-hop. If a hip-hop artist comes up and beats me in a battle, who did they beat? A small-town white kid who ain't never been an MC, who ain't never done nothing. Now if an MC comes to battle and they get beat by a small-town white boy, that's MC suicide.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUICIDE»

Discover the use of suicide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to suicide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Suicide
One of Durkheim's most important works, serving as a model in social theory.
Emile Durkheim, John A. Spaulding, George Simpson, 2010
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Why People Die by Suicide
Drawing on extensive clinical and epidemiological evidence, as well as personal experience, Thomas Joiner provides the most coherent and persuasive explanation ever given of why and how people overcome life's strongest instinct, self ...
Thomas JOINER, 2009
3
After Suicide
"For the individual in the throes of responding to the....suicide of a loved one, this book provides valuable insight into the experience.
John H. Hewett, 1980
4
Suicide
Offers factual information about suicide, providing a brief history, discussing risk factors and mental disorders, addressing young victims and the right to die, and exploring suicide as a weapon, experiences of people left behind, and ...
Hal Marcovitz, 2010
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A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the ...
Cultural observer Guinness argues that the American experiment in freedom is at risk. He calls society to cultivate the essential civic character needed for ordered liberty and sustainable freedom.
Os Guinness, 2012
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Suicide: A European Perspective
A sensitive and enlightening account of the problem of suicide and attempted suicide in today's societies.
Nils Retterstøl, 1993
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Suicide: The Hidden Side of Modernity
Drawing on the work of Durkheim and his successor Maurice Halbwachs, the authors argue that classical sociological theories of suicide require some modification.
Christian Baudelot, Roger Establet, 2008
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Suicide: A Christian Response : Crucial Considerations for ...
(Foreword by Carl F. H. Henry) This contemporary resource presents the medical, ethical, legal, pastoral, and personal arguments for choosing life rather than death.
Timothy J. Demy, Gary P. Stewart, 1998
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Physician-Assisted Suicide: What Are the Issues?
The authors in this book sort out these responses and look at the assumptions underlying them. Several of these authors give startling new interpretations that a culture gap, deeper and wider than that in the abortion debate, exists.
L.M. Kopelman, K.A. de Ville, 2001
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Suicide: The Philosophical Dimensions
Intended both for students and for seasoned scholars, this book sheds much-needed philosophical light on one of the most puzzling and enigmatic human behaviors.
Michael Cholbi, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUICIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term suicide is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sandra Bland's death ruled suicide; jail mate says she was emotional
Citing preliminary autopsy results, the Waller County prosecutor told reporters that the cause of Bland's death was hanging and that she had committed suicide. «CNN, Jul 15»
2
Evidence of suicide mounts in Sandra Bland death (+video)
An autopsy report corroborates the official narrative indicating that Sandra Bland committed suicide in her Texas jail cell. Ms. Bland's friends and relatives have ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
3
Suicide Bomb Attack Targets Nigerian Church
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—A suicide bomber killed four people at a church in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, bringing the toll of a broad wave of violence by the ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
27 killed in suicide attack on Kuwait mosque; Islamic State affiliated …
Twenty-seven people have been killed in a suicide attack on a Shiite Muslim mosque in Kuwait City, the health ministry says. Health minister Ali al-Obaidi told ... «ABC Online, Jun 15»
5
Saudi Arabia: 20 people killed after suicide bomber strikes Shia …
A suicide bomb attack during Friday prayers at a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia has killed 20 people and injured more than 50 others, according to local ... «The Guardian, May 15»
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Suicide Bombing Kills At Least 35 In Jalalabad; ISIS Reportedly …
In what could be the first attack in Afghanistan by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, the extremist group has reportedly said it is behind Saturday's deadly attack ... «NPR, Apr 15»
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FBI: Man plotted suicide bomb attack at Kansas military base
A 20-year-old man accused of planning a suicide attack at Fort Riley was arrested Friday while trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb near the ... «Military Times, Apr 15»
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Deadly Suicide Bombings Hit Mosques In Yemen's Sanaa
ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Suicide bombers attacked a pair of mosques Friday in the Yemeni capital, unleashing monstrous blasts that ripped through worshippers ... «Huffington Post, Mar 15»
9
Taliban suicide bomber attacks on Pakistan churches kill 14, spark …
Taliban suicide bombers have killed 14 people in attacks on two crowded churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore as worshippers attended Sunday services. «ABC Online, Mar 15»
10
Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers in Nigeria kill 24
POTISKUM, Nigeria - Teenage suicide bombers, suspected to be Boko Haram extremists, killed at least 24 people in separate blasts Tuesday at crowded bus ... «CBS News, Feb 15»

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