- a mental disorder in which an individual manifests amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, failure to learn from experience, etc.
- any mental disease.
Origin of psychopathy
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Examples from the Web for psychopathy
He intended The Collector to be a commentary on class, not psychopathy.How to Understand the Criminal Mind By Reading This Novel
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Psychopathy, more or less, is the clinical term for sociopathy, and the two are often used interchangeably.How to Spot a Sociopath (Hint: It Could Be You)
June 25, 2013
One can almost envision a dark party game that involves ranking our favorite historical figures on a scale of psychopathy.Unlock Your Inner Psychopath: Kevin Dutton’s ‘The Wisdom of Psychopaths’
October 19, 2012
- another name for psychopathic personality
- any mental disorder or disease
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Word Origin and History for psychopathy
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- Mental disorder, especially when manifested by antisocial behavior.
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