[ sahy-kuh-path-ik ]
/ ˌsaɪ kəˈpæθ ɪk /


of, relating to, or affected with psychopathy.

Origin of psychopathic

First recorded in 1840–50; psychopath(y) + -ic

Related forms

non·psy·cho·path·ic, adjectiveun·psy·cho·path·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for psychopathic


[ sī′kə-păthĭk ]


Of, relating to, or characterized by psychopathy.
Relating to or affected with an antisocial personality disorder that is usually characterized by aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior.
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