pathological


pathological

adjective

  1. of or relating to pathology.
  2. caused by or involving disease; morbid.
  3. caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition: a pathological hoarder.
  4. dealing with diseases: a pathological casebook.

adjective

  1. of or relating to pathology
  2. relating to, involving, or caused by disease
  3. informal compulsively motivateda pathological liar

adj.1680s, “pertaining to disease,” formed in English from pathologic + -al (1). Sense of “worthy to be a subject of pathology, morbid, excessive” (e.g. pathological liar) is attested from 1845. Related: Pathologically. adj.

  1. Of or relating to pathology.
  2. Relating to or caused by disease.

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