- psychomotor epilepsy,
- psychomotor retardation,
- psychopathic disorder,
- psychopathic personality,
Origin of psychopath
Examples from the Web for psychopath
In rambling posts, he called himself a loser, and wrote that he must be either bipolar or a psychopath.
In his late 20s, Cumming confronted his father about his abuse; in response, his father insisted, “I am not a psychopath.”
Dude looks just like Richie Cunningham—Sunday, Monday—Psychopath!
The Bad Seed is the story of how Christine becomes aware that her daughter is, in modern terminology, a psychopath.American Dreams: A Best-Selling Pint-Sized Psychopath|Nathaniel Rich|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His tone as captured by the video he then posted on Facebook is not manifestly that of some a fanatic or a psychopath.Don’t Turn This Malaysia Airlines Pilot Into Flight 370’s Richard Jewell|Michael Daly|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For an accusation of physical coercion and threat of rape would be far less convincing from a psychopath.The Trial of Callista Blake|Edgar Pangborn
1885, in the criminal psychology sense, a back-formation from psychopathic.
The Daily Telegraph had, the other day, a long article commenting on a Russian woman who had murdered a little girl. A Dr. Balinsky prevailed upon the jury to give a verdict of acquittal, because she was a "psychopath." The Daily Telegraph regards this term as a new coinage, but it has been long known amongst Spiritualists, yet in another sense. ["The Medium and Daybreak," Jan. 16, 1885]
The case alluded to, and the means of acquittal, were briefly notorious in England and brought the word into currency in the modern sense.
A mentally unbalanced person who is inclined toward antisocial and criminal behavior. (Compare sociopath.)