Definition of psychopath
: a mentally ill or unstable person; especially : a person affected with antisocial personality disorder
Examples of psychopath in a Sentence
declared that he was a dangerous psychopath who needed to be locked up
Recent Examples of psychopath from the Web
The Green Goblin is a Silver Age psychopath who doesn’t resonate as strongly in the 21st century, but Osborn’s replacement, Iron Patriot, is a war machine built for deceit and violence.
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Origin and Etymology of psychopath
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1885See Words from the same year
PSYCHOPATH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of psychopath for English Language Learners
: a person who is mentally ill, who does not care about other people, and who is usually dangerous or violent
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