Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, one who assigns to the nervous system an excessive if not exclusive responsibility for disease.
  • n. A person of a nervous organization liable to or exhibiting nervous disease.

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Examples

  • After all, M. de Charlus might be most fond of him, might be most good-natured; but he was a neuropath; to-morrow, perhaps, he would burst into tears on hearing that Swann was ill; and to-day, from jealousy, or in anger, or carried away by some sudden idea, he might have wished to do him a deliberate injury.

    Swann's Way

  • Again, the nervous child, like the adult neuropath, very often improves for the time being with every change of scene and surroundings.

    The Nervous Child

  • Do they frankly forbid us to admire the productions of genius from now onwards? and say outright that no neuropath can ever be a revealer of new truth?

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • Till this time the skirmishing of the morning might have afforded pleasure to the neuropath, experience to the soldier, "copy" to the journalist.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force An Episode of Frontier War

  • He declared Gabrielle to be a neuropath, who had not found in her home such influences as would have tended to overcome her vicious instincts.

    A Book of Remarkable Criminals

  • + The neuropath, after an hypnotic trance, is dull, lifeless, and depressed.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • In his book we find nothing of the fanatic who ordered the Irish massacres, nothing of the neuropath who lived in hourly dread of assassination.

    The Man Shakespeare

  • But the truth will out: Shakespeare was the greatest of poets, a miraculous artist, too, when he liked; but he was not a hero, and manliness was not his forte: he was by nature a neuropath and a lover.

    The Man Shakespeare

  • In fact, we have already seen that he found no wonderful phrase for any of the manly virtues; he was a neuropath and a lover, and not a fighter, even in youth, or Fulk Sandells might have rued his interference.

    The Man Shakespeare

  • There is a great deal of the poet-neuropath and very little of the murderer for ambition's sake in this lyrical hysteria.

    The Man Shakespeare

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