pathological

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

path·o·log·i·cal

adjective \ˌpa-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\

: extreme in a way that is not normal or that shows an illness or mental problem

medical : relating to or caused by disease

: of or relating to the study of diseases : relating to pathology

Full Definition of PATHOLOGICAL

1
:  of or relating to pathology
2
:  altered or caused by disease; also :  indicative of disease
3
:  being such to a degree that is extreme, excessive, or markedly abnormal <a pathological liar> <pathological fear>
path·o·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of PATHOLOGICAL

path·o·log·i·cal also path·o·log·ic \-jik\

Examples of PATHOLOGICAL

  1. He is a pathological liar.
  2. She has a pathological fear of heights.
  3. pathological changes in the body

First Known Use of PATHOLOGICAL

1688

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

patho·log·i·cal

adjective \ˌpath-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PATHOLOGICAL

1
: of or relating to pathology <a pathological laboratory>
2
: altered or caused by disease <pathological tissue>; also : indicative of disease <pathological lesions>
patho·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of PATHOLOGICAL

patho·log·i·cal also patho·log·ic \-ik\

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