of or relating to pathology.
caused by or involving disease; morbid.
caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition: a pathological hoarder.
dealing with diseases: a pathological casebook.
- Also path·o·log·ic [path-uh-loj-ik] /ˌpæθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ .
- path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·path·o·log·ic, adjective
- non·path·o·log·i·cal, adjective
- non·path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
- post·path·o·log·ic, adjective
- post·path·o·log·i·cal, adjective
- sem·i·path·o·log·ic, adjective
- sem·i·path·o·log·i·cal, adjective
- sem·i·path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·path·o·log·i·cal, adjective
- un·path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use pathological in a sentence
The same blend of pathological fearmongering could again energize the base in a way that could enable right-wing economic interests to stage a check on economic progress.
In 2013, McKee and colleagues proposed a scheme for characterizing the severity of CTE, classifying it into four pathological stages.More football leads to worse CTE, scientists say. Consider NFL great Willie Wood. | Rick Maese | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
I shrank from their touch, recoiling from their hands like hot iron, believing their interest to be impossible or pathological.
The overinterpretation is to interpret it as being pathological.I Am a Heroin User. I Do Not Have a Drug Problem - Issue 96: Rewired | Mark MacNamara | February 17, 2021 | Nautilus
The Republicans who rally around a pathological demagogue are not a “fringe” in the party.
Actually some of the Contras whom I knew were the moral equivalent of pathological killers.
“Such a clandestine and pathological way of drinking increases the chances of becoming an alcoholic exponentially,” says Alireza.
Another vital source of evidence is pathological: the condition of the bodies of victims, which will show how they died.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation | Clive Irving | July 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The situation is pathological, not the people who keep remembering.The Flight 370 Paradox: How Do You Mourn a Missing Person? | Abby Haglage | March 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A relationship that infantilizes a woman is one that clearly draws a more pathological group of people.Spanking for Jesus: Inside the Unholy World of ‘Christian Domestic Discipline’ | Brandy Zadrozny | June 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Undoubtedly his existence is a product of the system, a pathological product, a kind of elephantiasis of individualism.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
It has been maintained that this is a pathological specimen, and does not represent normal man.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
pathological micro-organisms have very complicated products which are in large part poisonous.
Unexpected death frequently occurs in mania because of the failure to recognise the existence of serious pathological conditions.
Not that it is any more frequent in England, however, but was there first recognised as a distinct pathological entity.
British Dictionary definitions for pathological
of or relating to pathology
relating to, involving, or caused by disease
informal compulsively motivated: a pathological liar
- pathologically, adverb
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