What does the word pathological mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Pathologically.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Pathologist.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to pathology. pathologic.

Usage examples for pathological

  1. We know very little of this party except from Josephus, and the reasons for which his book was written did not encourage him to give unnecessary information, but, judging by results, the fourth philosophy must have been in the first half of the first century a steadily growing menace to all organised government, willing to destroy but unable to build, concealing under the name of patriotism that pathological excitement which is the delirium of diseased nations. – Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity by Kirsopp Lake
  2. His power to reveal character and passion, which rank him with the greatest of the Elizabethans, was discovered in his searching the by- paths of the abnormal and pathological. – Tragedy by Ashley H. Thorndike
  3. And it further shows that Hypnosis is probably, as they claim, a temporary disturbance, rather than a pathological condition of mind or body. – The Story of the Mind by James Mark Baldwin