Definition of pathological adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌpæθəˈlɒdʒɪkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpæθəˈlɑːdʒɪkl//
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  1. 1not reasonable or sensible; impossible to control pathological fear/hatred/violence a pathological liar (= a person who cannot stop telling lies)
  2. 2caused by, or connected with, disease or illness pathological depression
  3. 3(specialist) connected with pathology
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pathological