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character disorder

noun, Psychiatry.
1.
a disorder characterized by socially undesirable behavior, as poor control of impulses or inability to maintain close emotional relationships, and by absence of anxiety or guilt.
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  • The trial court heard and considered the evidence establishing the defendant's character disorder.
character disorder in Medicine

character disorder n.
Any of a group of personality disorders characterized by a persistent pattern of maladaptive behavior, emotional instability, immaturity, compulsive gambling, sexual deviation, or alcohol or drug addiction.

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