Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by psychopathy.
  • adj. Relating to or affected with an antisocial personality disorder.

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  • adj. Exhibiting the behaviors and personality traits of a psychopath.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of psychopathy.
  • Pertaining to the cure of the sick by psychic means.
  • n. An insane or nearly insane patient.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder

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Examples

  • The study also showed increases in "psychopathic deviation," which is loosely related to psychopathic behavior in a much milder form and is defined as having trouble with authority and feeling as though the rules don't apply to you.

    Study: Students more stressed now than during Depression?

  • He's a freakin psychopathic killer who will stop at nothing to take down Batman.

    Sound Off: The Dark Knight - What Did You Think?! « FirstShowing.net

  • And I would term psychopathic those Jews who ally themselves with those who are doing their best, through boycotts and other nefarious means to physically murder Jews - need I name names: Noam Chomsky, Adam Shapiro, Howard Zinn, Amy Goodman, etc.

    Rapture Ready | Jewschool

  • Turn to the latest edition of the group's newspaper, The Occupied Times, and more space is spent congratulating themselves on bringing different people together - and diluting revolutionaries who wanted all corporations defined as "psychopathic" - than on any concrete, practical suggestions for change.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • The law of New York and most of the states does not recognize "irresistible impulses," but it should admit the medical fact that there are persons who, through no fault of their own, are born practically without any inhibitory capacity whatever, and that there are others whose control has been so weakened, through accident or disease, as to render them morally irresponsible, -- the so-called psychopathic inferiors.

    Courts and Criminals

  • Hope identified himself as a close friend of Bustamante and confirmed the former professor "had multiple handguns and multiple personality disorders to include one Bustamante calls a 'psychopathic killer' and another Bustamante calls 'the beast,' " according to the police affidavit.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Hope, who told police he was a close friend of Bustamante, "confirmed that Bustamante had multiple handguns and multiple personality disorders to include one Bustamante calls a 'psychopathic killer' and another Bustamante calls 'the beast,'" Moscow Police Sgt.

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  • In a person with so-called psychopathic tendencies, their emotions are repressed, not absent.

    Comments for Damn Interesting

  • I know I wouldn't classify as psychopathic, because I worry about it.

    Comments for Damn Interesting

  • In my work I occasionally come across people who are classified as psychopathic; individuals who behave as they like, who cause harm and even death without conscience, in the total absence of any moral compass.

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