pathological pathological  /ˌpæ θə ˈlɑ dʒɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) of or relating to the practice of pathology
  2. (adj) caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition
  3. (adj) caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology



  1. Diplomats, natural performers and pathological liars are often impossible to read.
  2. For some people, Gentile adds, pathological gaming can be a telling sign of underlying conditions like depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  3. As it turns out, the amygdala is indeed a big player in the pathological process of OCD but only one of several players.


  1. Defense suggests slain Rockland mom's son may have faked evidence

    Defense attorneys grilled the son of slain Rockland mother Tina Gonsalves for nearly three hours in cross-examination on Tuesday, calling Aaron Dorsett a “pathological liar” and suggesting he may have faked evidence to make it look like someone had broken into the family’s apartment.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Rockland Standard

  2. Research and Markets: Coagulation Self-Testing Devices, Markets, Players and Prospects

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Coagulation Self-Testing Devices, Markets, Players and Prospects" report to their offering. The ability of patients to self-monitor is deemed to be a critical tool in reducing the pathological effects of difficult-to-control disease factors. For the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  3. How about the truth?

    The May 25 letter Congress vs. the American people sums up what has been going on in Washington since the Republicans couldn’t accomplish their oft-stated goal of making President Obama a one-term president. All we see are right-wing politicians, blinders securely on, doing anything but the people’s business in their pathological drive to bring Obama down.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Miami Herald


  1. Cameron describes this as a "pathological inability to recognise that marriage is a good thing".
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: David Cameron Source:

  2. "The mafia is a pathological phenomenon that we want to defeat once and for all by the end of this term in office," Mr Berlusconi told Italy's national radio. "No government in the history of the republic has acted with as much determination...
    on Dec 24, 2009 By: Silvio Berlusconi Source: BBC News

  3. Glazov writes that in many Islamic societies, "women are supposed to dehumanise themselves in order to be tolerated : Women are considered to be the incarnation of shahwa [desire] which comes from the devil. In this environment the pathological...
    on Jan 22, 2010 By: Jamie Glazov Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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