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psychic

psy·chic

psychic

 
pronunciation:
saI kihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, caused by, or pertaining to nonphysical, spiritual, or supernatural processes or influences.
Telepathy is a form of psychic experience.
synonyms:
metaphysical, mystic, spiritual, supernatural, transcendental
similar words:
extrasensory, incorporeal, mystical, occult, paranormal, preternatural, unearthly
definition 2: particularly sensitive to such processes and influences.
synonyms:
clairvoyant, spiritual, telepathic
similar words:
divining, empathic, philosophical, prescient, religious, telekinetic
definition 3: of or relating to the human mind or soul.
synonyms:
mental, psychological
similar words:
cerebral, cognitive, intellectual, interior, internal, soulful, spiritual
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person sensitive to psychic influences, esp. a medium.
synonyms:
clairvoyant, medium
similar words:
fortuneteller, mystic, necromancer, prophet, seer, soothsayer
derivations: psychical (adj.), psychically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word psychic contains the following parts:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.