Adjective "kleptomaniac" definition and examples

(Kleptomaniac may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌklɛptə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪak/

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Definitions and examples

noun & adjective

  1. 'Research suggests that even with multiple convictions, kleptomaniacs typically battle the disorder for years.'
  2. 'A woman described as a chronic kleptomaniac was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment at the March 22 sitting of Carlow District Court.'

More definitions

noun, Psychology.

1. a person who has kleptomania.

adjective

2. of, relating to, or characteristic of kleptomania or a kleptomaniac.