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psy·cho·path

 (sī′kə-păth′)
n.
A person who engages in psychopathic behavior or is affected by antisocial personality disorder.

[Back-formation from psychopathic.]
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psychopath

(ˈsaɪkəʊˌpæθ)
n
(Psychiatry) 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
ˌpsychoˈpathic adj
ˌpsychoˈpathically adv
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psy•cho•path

(ˈsaɪ kəˌpæθ)

n.
a person having a character disorder distinguished by amoral or antisocial behavior without feelings of remorse; psychopathic person.
[1880–85]
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psychopath

An unstable individual who is unable to adjust to society.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychopath - someone with a sociopathic personalitypsychopath - someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath')
mental case, neurotic, psychoneurotic - a person suffering from neurosis
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psychopath

noun madman, lunatic, maniac, psychotic, nutter (Brit. slang), basket case (slang), nutcase (slang), sociopath, headcase (informal), mental case (slang), headbanger (informal), insane person She was abducted by a dangerous psychopath.
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Translations

psychopath

[ˈsaɪkəʊpæθ] Npsicópata mf
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psychopath

[ˈsaɪkəʊpæθ] npsychopathe mf
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psychopath

nPsychopath(in) m(f)
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psychopath

[ˈsaɪkəʊˌpæθ] npsicopatico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

psy·cho·path

n. psicópata, persona que padece de trastornos mentales.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

psychopath

n psicópata mf
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Without going so far as to commit murder or arson, but unburdened by the pangs of conscience that moderate most people's interactions with others, such people are "psychopaths lite."
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(http://www.livescience.com/16585-psychopaths-speech-language.html) Live Science estimates  that about a quarter of the male federal prison population is comprised of psychopaths, so was Manson just another inmate in that group, or was he a sociopath?
Jon is apt to tell an audience of 1,000 people that, according to the list and the law of averages, 10 of them are likely to be psychopaths.
Psychopaths are not exclusively the cold-blooded killers of old Hitchcock movies (although coldblooded killers are nearly always psychopaths).
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From recently declassified documents, we learned officials actually gave serious thought to recruiting and training psychopaths to help "keep order."