sociopath [ soh-see- uh-path, soh-shee- ] SHOW IPA / ˈsoʊ si əˌpæθ, ˈsoʊ ʃi- / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Nearby words sociologist
sociosexual Origin of sociopath
First recorded in
-path Related forms so·ci·o·path·ic, adjective so·ci·op·a·thy , [soh-see- op- uh-thee, soh-shee-] /ˌsoʊ siˈɒp ə θi, ˌsoʊ ʃi-/ noun
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Examples from the Web for sociopathy British Dictionary definitions for sociopathy Derived Forms sociopathic, adjective sociopathy ( ˌsəʊsɪˈɒpəθɪ), noun
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Word Origin and History for sociopathy n.
1930, coined by psychologist G.E. Partridge from
socio- on model of psychopath.
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Medicine definitions for sociopathy (1 of 2) sociopathy [ sō′sē-ŏp ′ə-thē, -shē- ] n. The behavioral pattern exhibited by sociopaths. Medicine definitions for sociopathy (2 of 2) n. A person affected with an antisocial personality disorder. Related forms so′ci•o•path ′ic adj.
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Culture definitions for sociopathy 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. (
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