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psychopath

noun [C]  /ˈsɑɪ·kəˌpæθ/ ( infml psycho) us  
a person who is likely to commit violent criminal acts because of a mental illness that causes the person to lack any feelings of guilt
psychopathic
adjective  /ˌsɑɪ·kəˈpæθ·ɪk/ us  
psychopathic tendencies
Translations of “psychopath”
in Spanish Psicopata…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精神病患者,精神變態者, 變態人格者…
in Russian психопат…
in Turkish ruh hastası, psikopat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精神病患者,精神变态者, 变态人格者…
in Polish psychopat-a/ka…
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