Definitions for sociopathˈsoʊ si əˌpæθ, ˈsoʊ ʃi-
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so•ci•o•pathˈsoʊ si əˌpæθ, ˈsoʊ ʃi-(n.)
a person, as a psychopath, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.
Origin of sociopath:
someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath')
A person with an antisocial personality disorder, exhibiting antisocial behavior that usually is the result of social and environmental factors in the person's early life.
Origin: Coined c. 1930 by George Everett Partridge, American psychologist;