Need another word that means the same as “psychological”? Find 18 synonyms and 30 related words for “psychological” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Psychological” are: mental, emotional, intellectual, inner, cerebral, rational, cognitive, abstract, conceptual, theoretical, in the mind, all in the mind, psychosomatic, irrational, subjective, subconscious, subliminal, unconscious
Psychological as an Adjective
Definitions of "Psychological" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “psychological” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature.
- Of, affecting, or arising in the mind; related to the mental and emotional state of a person.
- Of or relating to or determined by psychology.
- (of an ailment or problem) having a mental rather than a physical cause.
- Relating to psychology.
Synonyms of "Psychological" as an adjective (18 Words)
|abstract||Dealing with a subject in the abstract without practical purpose or intention.|
The novel was too abstract and esoteric to sustain much attention.
|all in the mind||Quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class.|
|cerebral||Of or relating to the cerebrum or brain.|
A cerebral haemorrhage.
|cognitive||Relating to cognition.|
The cognitive processes involved in reading.
|conceptual||Relating to or based on mental concepts.|
The schizophrenic loses ability to abstract or do conceptual thinking.
|emotional||Of or pertaining to emotion.|
An emotional speech.
|in the mind||Currently fashionable.|
|inner||Innermost or essential.|
|intellectual||Appealing to or using the intellect.|
|irrational||Of a number quantity or expression not expressible as a ratio of two integers and having an infinite and non recurring expansion when expressed as a decimal Examples of irrational numbers are the number and the square root of 2.|
|mental||Relating to the mind.|
I think he was a little worried that I might be mental.
|psychosomatic||(of a physical illness or other condition) caused or aggravated by a mental factor such as internal conflict or stress.|
Hypnosis involves powerful but little understood psychosomatic interactions.
|rational||Able to think sensibly or logically.|
The triumph of the rational over the animal side of man.
|subconscious||Of or concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one’s actions and feelings.|
My subconscious fear.
|subjective||Of a mental act performed entirely within the mind.|
A subjective judgment.
|subliminal||Below the threshold of conscious perception.|
|theoretical||Concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations.|
|unconscious||(followed by `of’) not knowing or perceiving.|
Happily unconscious of the new calamity at home.
Usage Examples of "Psychological" as an adjective
- Psychological warfare.
- Psychological research.
- It was concluded that her pain was psychological.
- Give psychological support.
- The victim had sustained physical and psychological damage.
Associations of "Psychological" (30 Words)
|affective||Denoting or relating to mental disorders in which disturbance of mood is the primary symptom.|
|alertness||The process of paying close and continuous attention.|
A lack of mental alertness.
|amok||In a murderous frenzy.|
|cathartic||Providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis.|
Crying is a cathartic release.
|distortion||A shape resulting from distortion.|
Heavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube amplifiers to produce extreme distortion.
|doubt||Consider unlikely or have doubts about.|
Some doubt has been cast upon the authenticity of this account.
|genre||A style or category of art, music, or literature.|
The science fiction genre.
|indecision||Doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action.|
Government indecision over the future of local taxation.
|maladjustment||Faulty adjustment, especially regarding finances.|
Basic maladjustments in the cost structure.
|mental||Of or relating to the mind.|
|mentally||In a manner relating to the mind.|
Soldiers become physically and mentally exhausted.
|mood||The atmosphere or pervading tone of something.|
|parapsychology||Phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes.|
|pathos||A style that has the power to evoke feelings.|
The actor injects his customary humour and pathos into the role.
|psychic||The study of psychic phenomena.|
Pier end palmists and fake psychics.
|psychologist||A scientist trained in psychology.|
A leading child psychologist.
|psychology||The mental characteristics or attitude of a person or group.|
The psychology of child killers.
|puzzling||Not clear to the understanding.|
A puzzling statement.
|sensibility||Mental responsiveness and awareness.|
Cruelty offended his sensibility.
|sentiment||The expression of a view or desire especially as formulated for a toast.|
Many of the appeals rely on treacly sentiment.
|sentimental||Given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality.|
She felt a sentimental attachment to the place creep over her.
|suspense||A state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen.|
A tale of mystery and suspense.
|taut||(especially of muscles or nerves) tense; not relaxed.|
The fabric stays taut without adhesive.
|telepathy||The supposed communication of thoughts or ideas by means other than the known senses.|
|thrill||Cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input.|
A thrill of excitement ran through her.
|thriller||A novel, play, or film with an exciting plot, typically involving crime or espionage.|
A tense thriller about a diamond heist that goes badly wrong.
|touched||Having come into contact.|
The star said he was very touched to receive his medal.
|trauma||Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.|
A personal trauma like the death of a child.
|traumatic||Deeply disturbing or distressing.|
She is remembering some deeply traumatic incident in her past.
|uncertainty||The state of being uncertain.|
Times of uncertainty and danger.