psychopath Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"psychopath" in British English

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psychopathnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsaɪ.kə.pæθ/
specialized psychology a ​person who has no ​feeling for other ​people, does not ​think about the ​future, and does not ​feelbad about anything they have done in the past (informal psycho) someone who is very ​mentallyill and ​dangerous
psychopathic
adjective uk   us   /-ˈpæθ.ɪk/ (informal psycho)
A ​series of ​unsolvedmurders on the ​island has ​raisedfears that a psychopathic ​serialkiller is on the ​loose.
(Definition of psychopath from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"psychopath" in American English

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psychopathnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɑɪ·kəˌpæθ/ (infml psycho)
a ​person who is ​likely to ​commitviolentcriminalacts because of a ​mentalillness that ​causes the ​person to ​lack any ​feelings of ​guilt
psychopathic
adjective  us   /ˌsɑɪ·kəˈpæθ·ɪk/
psychopathic ​tendencies
(Definition of psychopath from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “psychopath”
in Spanish Psicopata…
in Vietnamese người tâm thần…
in Malaysian psikopat…
in Thai คนโรคจิต…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精神病患者,精神变态者, 变态人格者…
in Turkish ruh hastası, psikopat…
in Russian психопат…
in Indonesian psikopat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精神病患者,精神變態者, 變態人格者…
in Polish psychopat-a/ka…
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