psychopathic

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

Definition of psychopathic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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 psychopathic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of psychopathic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Many psychopathic individuals tend to display traits that are widely associated with effective leadership, such as charisma, persuasiveness, and creativity. Simon Croom, Fortune, 6 June 2021 In Killing Eve, based on Luke Jennings' Codename Villanelle e-books, Oh plays Eve, a refreshingly normal M15 officer who becomes obsessed with finding Comer's Villanelle, a wildly confident, often petulant, probably psychopathic killer. Christopher Ros, Glamour, 12 Aug. 2021 Criticizing, blaming and shaming them for being thoughtless, selfish, stupid, ignorant or psychopathic. Peter Bregman And Howard Jacobson, CNN, 5 Aug. 2021 Alcala’s predatory behavior in seeking vulnerable female targets was psychopathic. Cynthia Littleton, chicagotribune.com, 25 July 2021 The third part of the Dark Triad is psychopathic behavior. John Brandon, Forbes, 28 June 2021 As a minor, he was diagnosed with conduct disorder, which is marked by antisocial behavior and could lead to psychopathic or sociopathic tendencies, according to KRQE. Fox News, 24 June 2021 Across the internet, felines’ beguiling fluidity and vaguely psychopathic tendencies spark a mixture of adulation and fear. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 12 May 2021 Magnussen tips the balance between charming and psychopathic nicely in the latter direction. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The character is a pure psychopathic who drives a classic hot rod and has a fanatical love of Coors beer. James Hibberd, EW.com, 24 Nov. 2020 They are popularly recognized as the motto of a fictional psychopathic supervillain. Brian Murphy, OrlandoSentinel.com, 22 May 2018 The sheer accumulation of images of celebrity bodies in my browser history feels psychopathic. Amanda Hess, New York Times, 23 Apr. 2018 People who are psychopathic have a fearless personality. Lynn Johnson, National Geographic, 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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21 Sep 2021

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“Psychopathic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychopathic. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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psychopathic

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

Medical Definition of psychopathic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or characterized by psychopathy

Other Words from psychopathic

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

psychopathic

noun

Medical Definition of psychopathic (Entry 2 of 2)

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