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persecution complex



  1. (psychology) an acute irrational fear that other people are plotting one's downfall and that they are responsible for one's failures

Example Sentences Including 'persecution complex'

'"'And when are we moving to Canada,' Sandy asked her,'because of your persecution complex ?
SA Star (2005)
A club that has in the past decade-and-a-half suffered from a collective persecution complex , feels it has been shafted again by the Crows.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
A persecution complex is prevalent in the wake of the FA Cup disorder
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
I had a persecution complex and thought people were conspiring against me and making jokes about me.
Montgomery, Daniel B Fire in the Lotus - the dynamic Buddhism of Nichiren
Plagued by a dangerous persecution complex , they are no longer prepared to be lectured to.
India Today (2002)


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