AskDefine | Define sociopath

Dictionary Definition

sociopath n : someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath') [syn: psychopath]

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English

Etymology

From Greek socius (companion) + pathos (suffering).

Noun

  1. A person with an antisocial personality disorder
  2. A psychopath

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Sociopathy is a loosely-defined term that may be used to refer to:
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