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


of, relating to, or affected with psychopathy.

Nearby words

  1. psychomotor retardation,
  2. psychoneuroimmunology,
  3. psychoneurosis,
  4. psychoneurotic,
  5. psychopath,
  6. psychopathic disorder,
  7. psychopathic personality,
  8. psychopathology,
  9. psychopathy,
  10. psychopharmaceutical

Origin of psychopathic

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

Related formsnon·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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Word Origin and History for psychopathic



1847, from psychopathy on model of German psychopatisch, from Greek psykhe- "mind" (see psyche) + pathos "suffering" (see pathos).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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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