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Language and words for psychopaths are only word deep; there is no emotional colouring behind it. A psychopath can use a word like, 'I love you' but it means nothing more to him than if he said, 'I'll have a cup of coffee.'
Robert D. Hare

Meaning of "psychopath" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PSYCHOPATH

psychopath  [ˈsaɪkəʊˌpæθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PSYCHOPATH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Psychopath is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PSYCHOPATH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Psychopathy

Psychopathy is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by enduring antisocial behavior, diminished empathy and remorse, and disinhibited or bold behavior. It may also be defined as a continuous aspect of personality, representing scores on different personality dimensions found throughout the population in varying combinations. The definition of psychopathy has varied significantly throughout the history of the concept; different definitions continue to be used that are only partly overlapping and sometimes appear contradictory. Hervey M. Cleckley, an American psychiatrist, probably influenced the initial diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality reaction/disturbance in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, as did American psychologist George E. Partridge. The DSM and International Classification of Diseases subsequently introduced the diagnoses of antisocial personality disorder and dissocial personality disorder, stating that these have been referred to as psychopathy or sociopathy. Canadian psychologist Robert D.

Definition of psychopath in the English dictionary

The definition of psychopath in the dictionary is a person afflicted with a personality disorder characterized by a tendency to commit antisocial and sometimes violent acts and a failure to feel guilt for such acts Also called: sociopath.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PSYCHOPATH


allopath
ˈæləˌpæθ
amphipath
ˈæmfɪˌpæθ
homeopath
ˈhəʊmɪəʊpæθ
homoeopath
ˈhəʊmɪəʊpæθ
hydropath
ˈhaɪdrəʊˌpæθ
kinesipath
kɪˈniːsɪˌpæθ
naturopath
ˈneɪtʃərəˌpæθ
neuropath
ˈnjʊərəʊˌpæθ
osteopath
ˈɒstɪəˌpæθ
path.
pæθ
sociopath
ˈsəʊsɪəˌpæθ
telepath
ˈtɛlɪˌpæθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PSYCHOPATH

psychonomic
psychopathic
psychopathic disorder
psychopathic personality
psychopathically
psychopathist
psychopathological
psychopathologist
psychopathology
psychopathy
psychopharmacological
psychopharmacologist
psychopharmacology
psychophily
psychophysical
psychophysicist
psychophysics
psychophysiological
psychophysiologist
psychophysiology

WORDS THAT END LIKE PSYCHOPATH

approach path
bicycle path
bridle path
bypath
critical path
cycle path
flight path
footpath
garden path
glide path
mean free path
multipath
on the warpath
path
primrose path
public footpath
the primrose path
to lead sb up the garden path
towpath
warpath

Synonyms and antonyms of psychopath in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PSYCHOPATH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «psychopath» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of psychopath

Translation of «psychopath» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PSYCHOPATH

Find out the translation of psychopath to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of psychopath from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «psychopath» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

精神变态者
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

psicópata
570 millions of speakers

English

psychopath
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मनोरोगी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مختل عقليا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

психопат
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

psicopata
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানসিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

psychopathe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Psychopath
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Psychopath
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

精神病質者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정신병자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Psychopath
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bịnh tinh thần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மனநிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मनोविवेकबुद्धी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

psikopat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

psicopatico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

psychopata
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

психопат
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

psihopat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ψυχοπαθής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

psigopaat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

psykopat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

psykopat
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of psychopath

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PSYCHOPATH»

The term «psychopath» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.246 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PSYCHOPATH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about psychopath

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7 QUOTES WITH «PSYCHOPATH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word psychopath.
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Chelsea Cain
There's not a lot of arc in an actual psychopath.
2
Harry Hamlin
If you play a gay role, it sticks more than it does if an actor were to play a murderer or a psychopath.
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Robert D. Hare
Language and words for psychopaths are only word deep; there is no emotional colouring behind it. A psychopath can use a word like, 'I love you' but it means nothing more to him than if he said, 'I'll have a cup of coffee.'
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Robert D. Hare
All the reading in the world cannot immunize you from the devastating effects of psychopaths. Everyone, including the experts, can be taken in, conned, and left bewildered by them. A good psychopath can play a concerto on anyone's heart strings.
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Ray William Johnson
Never angrily rant into your web cam. While smashing a keyboard in half over a game of 'World of Warcraft' may seem totally justified in your head, to the rest of the known universe you look like a raging psychopath.
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Jeff Lindsay
What my research told me is that a psychopath cannot change. You're born like that.
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Lorraine Toussaint
Pretend and real are all real to a psychopath.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PSYCHOPATH»

Discover the use of psychopath in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to psychopath and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Psychopath Test
Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it, including the influential psychologist who developed the Psychopath Test, from whom Jon learns the art of ...
Jon Ronson, 2011
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Almost a Psychopath: Do I (or Does Someone I Know) Have a ...
Grandiosity and exaggerated self-worth. Pathological lying. Manipulation. Lack of remorse. Shallowness. Exploitation for financial gain. These are the qualities of Almost Psychopaths.
Ronald Schouten, James Silver, 2013
3
The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey ...
The Psychopath Inside tells the fascinating story of Fallon’s reaction to the discovery that he has the brain of a psychopath.
James Fallon, 2013
4
The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial ...
An analysis of what can be learned from psychopaths incorporates advances in brain scanning and neuroscience to illustrate the scale of mental health that impacts everyone, the role of functional psychopathic behaviors in success, and the ...
Kevin Dutton, 2012
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Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths ...
Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.
Robert D. Hare, 2011
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Psychopath: A Novel
Forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger returns in this arresting new thriller from bestselling author Keith Ablow.
Keith Ablow, 2007
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The Psychopath: Emotion and the Brain
This book presents scientific facts of psychopathy and antisocial behavior, addressing critical issues such as the definity of psychopathy, the number of psychopaths in society, whether psychopaths can be treated, and whether psychopathy is ...
James Blair, Derek Mitchell, Karina Blair, 2005
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The Psychopath: Theory, Research, and Practice
This volume is the first comprehensive review of these applied topics.
Hugues Herve (ed), John C. Yuille, 2007
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The Psychopath in Film
Declaring that movies grant psychopaths much more power and fascination than they deserve, Wilson (psychology, Stephen F. Austin State U., Nacogdoches, Texas) profiles the various types portrayed, beginning with the computer HAL in 2001.
Wayne Wilson, 1999
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Puzzling People: The Labyrinth of the Psychopath
Puzzling People takes an in-depth look at how the minds of psychopaths work and why, and focusses on what you can do to survive and thrive and ultimately escape forever.
Thomas Sheridan, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PSYCHOPATH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term psychopath is used in the context of the following news items.
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The birth of a psychopath
If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more ... «CNN, Jun 15»
2
Psychopath John Greene declared dangerous offender, jailed …
That last, venomous barb from the psychopathic would-be child killer pushed the little girl's family to tears Tuesday, even as a police officer reassured them that ... «CBC.ca, May 15»
3
Ben Carson Defends Comments Comparing Obama to 'Psychopath'
Conservative presidential candidate Ben Carson has unapologetically defended his comments comparing President Barack Obama to a psychopath. «Newsmax, May 15»
4
Obama Is a 'Psychopath,' Ben Carson Says; Will Gaffes Hurt His …
President Barack Obama is a psychopath, potential presidential candidate Ben Carson said in an interview. Similar gaffes, and his inexperience, will hurt his ... «Christian Post, Mar 15»
5
Ben Carson calls Obama a 'psychopath'
Williams had said Obama looked "elegant" that night. And Carson responded: "Like most psychopaths. That's why they're successful. That's the way they look. «CNN, Mar 15»
6
Scarlett Johansson, Jay Roach Team On Kristin Gore-Scripted …
They say one out of every hundred people is a psychopath, devoid of empathy, manipulative, deceitful, charming, seductive, and delusional. The book explores ... «Deadline.com, Feb 15»
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Judge calls man in EL assaults 'a sexual psychopath'
At a hearing in Ingham County Circuit Court, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina called Oswald Wilder Jr. "a predator against women" and "a sexual psychopath.". «Lansing State Journal, Dec 14»
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Secret plans reveal ideas for who would run the UK in event of …
Recently-released documents have revealed that a Government official suggested putting psychopaths in charge of the country in the aftermath of a nuclear ... «Daily Mail, Oct 14»
9
Is There Such A Thing As A 'Good Psychopath'?
Oxymoronic, isn't it, the idea of a "good psychopath"? But in their just published book, The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success, Andy McNab and Kevin Dutton ... «NPR, Aug 14»
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Can you spot a psychopath?
"In extreme cases psychopaths might not care whether you live or die." Convicted murderer Ivan Milat laughs as he leaves court. Photo: Adam Pretty. «Daily Life, Apr 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Psychopath [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/psychopath>. Nov 2019 ».
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