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"pathological" in British English

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pathologicaladjective

uk   /ˌpæθ.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us   /ˌpæθ.əˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl/
  • pathological adjective (NOT CONTROLLED)

informal (of a person) unable to control part of their behaviour; unreasonable: I've got a pathological fear of heights. Anthony's a pathological liar.
  • pathological adjective (DISEASE)

relating to or caused by a disease: a pathological condition/complaint
pathologically
adverb uk   /ˌpæθ.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl.i/ us   /ˌpæθ.əˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl.i/
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pathologicaladjective

us   /ˌpæθ·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/
(of a person) unreasonable, or unable to control part of his or her behavior: a pathological fear of heights a pathological liar
of or caused by disease: a pathological laboratory
(Definition of pathological from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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