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psychopathic

[sahy-kuh-path-ik] /ˌsaɪ kəˈpæθ ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or affected with psychopathy.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; psychopath(y) + -ic
Related forms
nonpsychopathic, adjective
unpsychopathic, adjective
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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
adj.

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)
adj.

  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
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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