sociopath

[soh-see-uh-path, soh-shee-]
noun Psychiatry.
a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.
Compare psychopath.


Origin:
1940–45; socio- + -path

sociopathic, adjective
sociopathy [soh-see-op-uh-thee, soh-shee-] , noun
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sociopath (ˈsəʊsɪəˌpæθ)
 
n
psychiatry another name for psychopath
 
socio'pathic
 
adj
 
sociopathy
 
n

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sociopath
1930, coined by psychologist G.E. Partridge from socio- on model of psychopath.
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sociopath so·ci·o·path (sō'sē-ə-pāth', -shē-)
n.
A person affected with an antisocial personality disorder.


so'ci·o·path'ic adj.
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sociopath [(soh-see-uh-path, soh-shee-uh-path)]

Someone whose social behavior is extremely abnormal. Sociopaths are interested only in their personal needs and desires, without concern for the effects of their behavior on others. (Compare psychopath.)

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Example sentences
It is okay to take anybody's life for any reason if your are a sociopath.
In this case, a narcissistic sociopath who doesn't yet realize he needs a good
  lawyer.
He almost fits the definition of sociopath in his detachment from reality.
But the gun's loaded with blanks-this is a sociopath's idea of a prank.
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