English edit

Etymology edit

From psychology +‎ -ical.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌsaɪkəˈlɒd͡ʒɪkl̩/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌsaɪkəˈlɑːd͡ʒɪkl̩/

Adjective edit

psychological (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to psychology.
    An inkblot test is a method of psychological evaluation.
  2. Relating to the mind and behavior or to the mental, emotional, and behavioral characteristics pertaining to a specified person, group, or activity.
    I'm concerned about their psychological well-being.
    The film was a dark psychological thriller.
  3. 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.