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
As a portrait of a psychopath in the guise of dutiful wife, 1945’s Leave Her to Heaven has more punch.
A flamboyant psychopath on a cross-country murder spree.
The criminals who do the actual heisting — Baby isn’t really one for guns or blood — are a grab bag of addicts and psychopaths, all of whom are baffled by the enigmatic and mostly silent getaway driver.
HBO SHARE 1 of 10 Benioff and Weiss claim to have seen no other possible outcome for a character stranded in a marriage to a psychopath, in a skewed version of feudal society.
The story is extremely well cast, and Robert Walker comes through with flying colors in the role of a cunning but obvious psychopath.
And then there’s Bats (Jamie Foxx), a psychopath who settles any friendly or unfriendly dispute with a bullet.
How can anyone justify blaming an entire religion for the actions of a group of psychopaths?
In reality, Oswald was not a loner or a psychopath.
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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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