psychopathic

adjective
psy·​cho·​path·​ic | \ ˌsī-kə-ˈpa-thik How to pronounce psychopathic (audio) \

Definition of psychopathic

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: of, relating to, or characterized by psychopathy

psychopathic

noun

Definition of psychopathic (Entry 2 of 2)

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Adjective

psychopathically \ ˌsī-​kə-​ˈpa-​thi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychopathically (audio) \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Indeed, in Mr Palahniuk’s novel, the character of Durden is more psychopathic and less sympathetic. N.e.g., The Economist, "“Fight Club” presaged the darker corners of the internet," 10 Sep. 2019 As the near-invincible DSS agent, Johnson has been thrown through glass windows, survived fiery car crashes, and gone toe-to-toe with psychopathic assassins, always pulling through to pummel another henchman and deliver some more quips. Devan Coggan, EW.com, "Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, and Idris Elba gear up for Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw," 27 June 2019 Andrej realizes that the facility’s hamstrung administrators have little power and that psychopathic bully Zele (Timon Sturbej) and his lunkish henchman, Niko (Gasper Markun), largely run the joint. Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Ladyworld’ with Maya Hawke,’ plus Bud doc ‘Kings of Beer,’ ‘Consequences’ and ‘Moop’," 1 Aug. 2019 While Oh earned a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for playing intelligence agent Eve Polastri in the show’s first season, the second run provided ample opportunity for her psychopathic Russian-assassin foe, Villanelle, to shine. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "The 7 most pleasant surprises of the Emmy nominations, from ‘Schitt’s Creek’ nods to a sweep from ‘When They See Us’," 16 July 2019 Dacre Montgomery As Billy Hargrove Billy, who seems to have some psychopathic and/or narcissistic tendencies, is serving as Hawkins’ premier lifeguard in the summer of Stranger Things 3. Abbey Maxbauer, refinery29.com, "The Stranger Things Season 3 Cast Brings A Few New Characters To Hawkins," 30 June 2019 How metaphorical is the title of writer-director Rob Zombie‘s new horror film, 3 From Hell, the third film to feature the rock star’s psychopathic characters Otis, Baby, and Captain Spaulding? Clark Collis, EW.com, "Rob Zombie releases unnerving teaser for new film 3 From Hell," 10 June 2019 His prose heaved with period slang and the books featured a mix of real and invented characters through which Ellroy explored the roots of criminal and even psychopathic behaviour. The Economist, "James Ellroy finally has happiness in his sights," 8 June 2019 But the game heated up, as did Luke P.'s adrenaline in his continued effort to win Hannah’s heart with psychopathic behavior. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al.com, "Tensions rise on ‘The Bachelorette,’ as men get testy and manipulative for Hannah’s heart," 4 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

They are popularly recognized as the motto of a fictional psychopathic supervillain. Brian Murphy, OrlandoSentinel.com, "UCF closer Bryce Tucker flips switch on the field, menaces opposing batters," 22 May 2018 The sheer accumulation of images of celebrity bodies in my browser history feels psychopathic. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism," 23 Apr. 2018 People who are psychopathic have a fearless personality. Lynn Johnson, National Geographic, "How Fear Makes You Do Good Or Evil," 3 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of psychopathic

Adjective

1847, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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psychopathic

adjective
psy·​cho·​path·​ic | \ ˌsī-kə-ˈpath-ik How to pronounce psychopathic (audio) \

Medical Definition of psychopathic

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: of, relating to, or characterized by psychopathy

Other Words from psychopathic

psychopathically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychopathically (audio) \ adverb

psychopathic

noun

Medical Definition of psychopathic (Entry 2 of 2)

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