Definition of suicidal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌsuːɪˈsaɪdl//
    , also BrE//ˌsjuːɪˈsaɪdl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːɪˈsaɪdl//
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  1. 1people who are suicidal feel that they want to kill themselves On bad days I even felt suicidal. suicidal tendencies
  2. 2very dangerous and likely to lead to death; likely to cause very serious problems or disaster a suicidal leap into the swollen river It would be suicidal to risk going out in this weather. The new economic policies could prove suicidal for the party.
  3. Extra examples These policies would prove suicidal for our economy. a move which would be politically suicidal a seemingly suicidal plan On bad days I felt almost suicidal. Some sufferers admit to suicidal tendencies.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: suicidal