sociopathic personality

sociopathic personality

noun
a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings ('psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by 'sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now 'antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term) [syn: antisocial personality disorder
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