psychopathic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From psycho- +‎ -pathic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsaɪkoʊˌpæθɪk/, /ˈsaɪkəˈpæθɪk/

Adjective[edit]

psychopathic (comparative more psychopathic, superlative most psychopathic)

  1. Exhibiting the behaviors and personality traits of a psychopath.
    A psychopathic killer is on the loose.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience Lecture I:
      [T]he psychopathic temperament, whatever be the intellect with which it finds itself paired, often brings with it ardor and excitability of character.

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Noun[edit]

psychopathic (plural psychopathics)

  1. (dated) A psychopath.