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[sahy-kuh-path-ik] /ˌsaɪ kəˈpæθ ɪk/
of, relating to, or affected with psychopathy.
Origin of psychopathic
1840-50; psychopath(y) + -ic
Related forms
nonpsychopathic, adjective
unpsychopathic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for psychopathic
  • The main message of the film is that, through their psychopathic pursuit of profit, firms make good people do bad things.
  • We have all run into the types who were born self-centered, greedy or even psychopathic.
  • We need to stop the psychopathic egomaniac who thinks he's special.
  • Many serious crimes are committed by offenders with psychopathic personalities.
  • The amount of psychopathic data that is dispensed in this direct hour and a half has enough material for a dozen dramas.
  • Most of the adults are dishonest, incompetent or psychopathic.
  • Many psychopaths are narcissistic, but not many narcissists are psychopathic.
  • He had a history of antisocial, psychopathic behavior dating back to his ninth year.
  • If you can't then that should let any audience know that you have the integrity of a psychopathic weasel.
  • People unable to feel guilt are deemed psychopathic, ie they are neurologically flawed.
Word Origin and History for psychopathic

1847, from psychopathy on model of German psychopatisch, from Greek psykhe- "mind" (see psyche) + pathos "suffering" (see pathos).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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psychopathic in Medicine

psychopathic psy·cho·path·ic (sī'kə-pāth'ĭk)

  1. Of, relating to, or characterized by psychopathy.

  2. Relating to or affected with an antisocial personality disorder that is usually characterized by aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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