psychopath
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsaɪkoʊˌpæθ/
Noun

psychopath (plural psychopaths)

  1. A person with a personality disorder indicated by a pattern of lying, cunning, manipulating, glibness, exploiting, heedlessness, arrogance, delusions of grandeur, sexual promiscuity, low self-control, disregard for morality, lack of acceptance of responsibility, callousness, and lack of empathy and remorse. Such an individual may be especially prone to violent and criminal offenses.
  2. (figurative) A person with no moral conscience who perpetrates especially gruesome or bizarre violent acts.
  3. A person diagnosed with antisocial or dissocial personality disorder.
  4. (obsolete) A person diagnosed with any mental disorder.
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