psychopathy

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psy·chop·a·thy

 (sī-kŏp′ə-thē)
n.
1. A personality disorder characterized by deceitfulness, manipulation, grandiosity, lack of empathy or guilt, and often aggressive or violent behavior. It is sometimes considered a subset of antisocial personality disorder.
2. Mental illness. No longer in clinical use.

psychopathy

(saɪˈkɒpəθɪ)
n
1. (Psychiatry) another name for psychopathic personality
2. (Psychiatry) any mental disorder or disease

psy•chop•a•thy

(saɪˈkɒp ə θi)

n., pl. -thies.
1. a character or personality disorder distinguished by chronic amoral or antisocial behavior without feelings of remorse.
2. any mental disease.
[1840–50]

psychopathy

a disorder of the mind. — psychopathic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
a mental disorder. — psychopath, n.psychopathic, adj.
See also: Psychology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychopathy - any disease of the mindpsychopathy - any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
megalomania - a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
insanity - relatively permanent disorder of the mind
psychosis - any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted

psychopathy

noun
Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely:
Psychiatry: mania.
Psychology: aberration, alienation.
Translations

psychopathy

n (= Med)Psychopathie f, → Geisteskrankheit f/-störung f