Psychopaths

psychopath

[sahy-kuh-path]
noun
a person with a psychopathic personality, which manifests as amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, failure to learn from experience, etc.
Compare sociopath.


Origin:
1880–85; psycho- + -path

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psychopath (ˈsaɪkəʊˌpæθ)
 
n
Also called: sociopath a person afflicted with a personality disorder characterized by a tendency to commit antisocial and sometimes violent acts and a failure to feel guilt for such acts
 
psycho'pathic
 
adj
 
psycho'pathically
 
adv

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psychopath psy·cho·path (sī'kə-pāth')
n.
A person with an antisocial personality disorder, especially one manifested in perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior.

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psychopath [(seye-kuh-path)]

A mentally unbalanced person who is inclined toward antisocial and criminal behavior. (Compare sociopath.)

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