Definition of psychopathological in US English:

psychopathological

adjective

  • See psychopathology

    • ‘According to Homey, alienation could be related to psychopathological states similar to neurosis, including a delay in the growth and actualization of the individual.’
    • ‘The Freudian world view had already started to rewrite the old script of women sexually victimized by predatory men, replacing it with a new script of psychopathological maternity.’
    • ‘Additional paternal factors, other than psychopathological characteristics, also have been examined in families with court-involved youth.’
    • ‘A. T. Beck suggests that the various psychopathological disorders can be conceptualized in terms of modes.’
    • ‘They might not have been clinically ill, but they would have been incorporated into a psychopathological movement.’

Pronunciation

psychopathological

/ˌsaɪkoʊˌpæθəˈlɑdʒək(ə)l//ˌsīkōˌpaTHəˈläjək(ə)l/