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psychopathic


What happened, you see, was I got in a couple of hassles at the work farm, to tell the pure truth, and the court ruled that I’m a psychopath.
Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  previously a medical diagnosis which is now replaced with "antisocial personality disorder" — often used as an insult describing one as antisocial
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Strongly Associated with:   antisocial personality disorder, sociopathic
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  • What happened, you see, was I got in a couple of hassles at the work farm, to tell the pure truth, and the court ruled that I’m a psychopath.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Why, see here, my friend Mr. McMurphy, my psychopathic sidekick, our Miss Ratched is a veritable angel of mercy and why just everyone knows it.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • My psychopathic tendencies?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • -and do you think, for all your acclaimed psychopathic powers, that you could effectively use your weapon against our champion?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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  • He told me that psychopath means I fight and fuh-pardon me, ladies-means I am he put it overzealous in my sexual relations.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Psychopath with definite sadistic tendencies, probably motivated by an unreasoning egomania.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Where it says, ’Mr. McMurphy has evidenced repeated’-I just want to make sure I’m understood completely, Doc-’repeated outbreaks of passion that suggest the possible diagnosis of psychopath.’
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Psychopath alert.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • "I’m sure there’s some sort of vetting process in place to make sure an actual psychopath doesn’t make his way into the palace, yes?"
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Even if he did think she was a perverted psychopath who wrote herself badly punctuated threats.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park

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  • She glanced over her shoulder at Cain, who was joking with Grave as if he weren’t a demon-summoning psychopath.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • "I get a case with a client who’s innocent, and the victim’s son turns out to be a psychopath.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • And the Germans either raised their godlike blond heads through open tank hatches to watch broken cities scroll past, or else were psychopathic, sex-crazed torturers of beautiful Jewesses.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • She could be a psychopath who kills us in our sleep, or calls her League buddies in just when we let our guard down.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The little psychopath had survived his trials with Lupa just fine, but as soon as he arrived at Camp Jupiter he had proved to be untrainable.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The only time I’d ever set foot in Platt’s room, several years before, Platt—who was a champion lacrosse player and a bit of a psychopath— had threatened to beat the everliving crap out of Andy and me.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • In the ceremony, the celebration, he finds something that drives him into psychopathic rage.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • This man, thought Tinker, is a psychopath.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • "Which is odd, considering you are acting like a psychopath," he says.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • She can’t just trade you away to a psychopath!
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Not a murdering psychopath.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • "You’re scared of Leah, but you’re best buds with the psychopath blonde?"
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • That I’ll forget my daughter is lying in a grave, while some psychopath is still alive and well.’
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Dewey, for example, found it difficult to understand "how two individuals could reach the same degree of rage, the kind of psychopathic rage it took to commit such a crime."
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • In the book, she’d learned that the central character, Hannibal Lecter, wasn’t psychopathic, he was sociopathic; it was the first time she’d realized there was a difference between the two.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • If the patriarch had had anything to do with the disappearance of his brother’s granddaughter, his actions over the past thirty-six years would fall into the psychopathic arena.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • In the kitchen, an instant before the rain of fire and timber, the stove could be seen making breakfasts at a psychopathic rate, ten dozen eggs, six loaves of toast, twenty dozen bacon strips, which, eaten by fire, started the stove working again, hysterically hissing!
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Like a mild-mannered, homeless carpenter who becomes a psychopath?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Suspicion turns toward the obvious: a psychopath is loose among us, probably killing with a pulse-blade or hellwhip.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The completely insane psychopath who was trying to eliminate most of the world’s population!
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Whatever might surface from whatever source would be categorized and substantiated as the incoherent ramblings of a crippled, psychopathic alcoholic.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • According to the paperwork she is a developmentally disabled near-psychopath.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • In the kitchen, an instant before the rain of fire and timber, the stove could be seen making breakfasts at a psychopathic rate, ten dozen eggs, six loaves of toast, twenty dozen bacon strips, which , eaten by fire, started the stove working again,hysterically hissing! The crash.
    Ray Bradbury  --  There Will Come Soft Rains
  • If I was a psychopath, I would have killed you in your sleep by now.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • He himself had proclaimed her far and wide to be mentally imbalanced, a dangerous psychopath.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • For all the fear he’s engendered he still remains a punk psychopath.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He’s a raging psychopath.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • In his mind, the decision to protect an innocent woman like Katie from a psychopath like Kevin was as clear as black and white—a simple choice.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • So what if it was a class of eight and the eighth dog was a psychopathic pit bull that seemed intent on taking a human life at the first opportunity?
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Only a crazy man, I thought, would care to err with all that to stand against him; and since medical records were all on file, even the psychopath could be stopped.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • As had been the case with the previous diary entries, the killer supplied the precise location of a murdered woman’s body before starting into his obsessive, psychopathic message for her.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • They later adopted the term "psychopath," used in the lay press as early as 1885 in William Stead’s Pall Mall Gazette, which described it as a "new malady" and stated, "Beside his own person and his own interests, nothing is sacred to the psychopath."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • He’s a murdering psychopath," said Alec flatly.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Don’t you recognize the arch type of psychopath?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • As a psychopath, he’s much too fond of a Mr. Randle Patrick McMurphy to subject him to any needless danger.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • I don’t agree that he should be sent up to Disturbed, which would simply be an easy way of passing our problem on to another ward, and I don’t agree that he is some kind of extraordinary being-some kind of ’super’ psychopath.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • We’ve simply been witness to the fading of his magnificent psychopathic suntan.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • When I get out of here the first woman that takes on ol’ Red McMurphy the ten-thousand-watt psychopath, she’s gonna light up like a pinball machine and pay off in silver dollars!
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • By then her casebook was filled with terms such as introverted, socially inhibited, lacking in empathy, ego-fixated, psychopathic and asocial behaviour, difficulty in cooperating, and incapable of assimilating learning.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • She had a brother, too, who was a total psychopath.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
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Associated words [difficulty]:   psychopathic [4] , antisocial personality disorder [9] , sociopathic [6] , paranoid [2] , paranoid [2] , narcissism [6] , sociopathic [6] , passive-aggressive [8] , schizoid [8] , antisocial personality disorder [9] , paranoid [2] , paranoid [2] , post-traumatic stress (PTSD) [5] , hypochondria [6] , narcissism [6] , sociopathic [6] , passive-aggressive [8] , schizoid [8] , ADHD [9] , antisocial personality disorder [9] , free-floating anxiety [9]
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