psychopath


psy·cho·path

noun \ˈsī-kə-ˌpath\

: a person who is mentally ill, who does not care about other people, and who is usually dangerous or violent

Full Definition of PSYCHOPATH

:  a mentally ill or unstable person; especially :  a person affected with antisocial personality disorder

Examples of PSYCHOPATH

  1. <declared that he was a dangerous psychopath who needed to be locked up>

Origin of PSYCHOPATH

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1885

Other Psychology Terms

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

psy·cho·path

noun \ˈsī-kə-ˌpath\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PSYCHOPATH

: a mentally ill or unstable individual; especially : one having an antisocial personality

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