psychopathy

[ sahy-kop-uh-thee ]
/ saɪˈkɒp ə θi /

noun, plural psy·chop·a·thies.Psychiatry.

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.

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Origin of psychopathy

First recorded in 1840–50; psycho- + -pathy
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British Dictionary definitions for psychopathy

psychopathy
/ (saɪˈkɒpəθɪ) /

noun psychiatry

another name for psychopathic personality
any mental disorder or disease
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for psychopathy

psychopathy
[ sī-kŏpə-thē ]

n.

Mental disorder, especially when manifested by antisocial behavior.
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