noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1885 a mentally ill or unstable person; especially a person affected with antisocial personality disorder

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  • Psychopath — Sm krankhaft verhaltensgestörter Mensch per. Wortschatz fach. (19. Jh.) Neoklassische Bildung. Neubildung des 20. Jhs. zu gr. psӯchḗ f. Lebenshauch, Seele und gr. páthos n. Leid, Leiden . Adjektiv: psychopathisch.    Ebenso nndl. psychopaat, ne.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Psychopath — Psychopath→Wahnsinniger …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • psychopath — 1885, back formation from PSYCHOPATHIC (Cf. psychopathic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • psychopath — [n] person who is mentally deranged, often prone to hurt others antisocial personality, insane person, lunatic, mad person, maniac, mental case*, nutcase*, psycho*, psychotic, schizoid*, sociopath, unstable personality; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • psychopath — ► NOUN ▪ a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behaviour. DERIVATIVES psychopathic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • psychopath — [sī′kō path΄, sī′kəpath΄] n. [back form. < PSYCHOPATHY] a person suffering from a mental disorder; specif., PSYCHOPATHIC PERSONALITY …   English World dictionary

  • psychopath — [[t]sa͟ɪkoʊpæθ[/t]] psychopaths N COUNT A psychopath is someone who has serious mental problems and who may act in a violent way without feeling sorry for what they have done. She was abducted by a dangerous psychopath …   English dictionary

  • psychopath — UK [ˈsaɪkəʊpæθ] / US [ˈsaɪkəˌpæθ] noun [countable] Word forms psychopath : singular psychopath plural psychopaths someone who has a serious mental illness that makes them behave in a very violent way towards people Derived word: psychopathic UK… …   English dictionary

  • Psychopath — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 F60 Spezifische Persönlichkeitsstörungen F60.0 Paranoide Persönlichkeitsstörung F60.1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • psychopath — Synonyms and related words: alcoholic, alternating personality, antisocial personality, catatoniac, certifiable case, disordered personality, disturbed personality, double personality, drug user, dual personality, emotionally unstable personality …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Psychopath — Psy·cho·pa̲th der; en, en; gespr; jemand, dessen Verhalten gestört oder krankhaft ist || NB: der Psychopath; den, dem, des Psychopathen || hierzu psy·cho·pa̲·thisch Adj …   Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

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