Definition of Sociopath

1. Noun. Someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder ('psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by 'sociopath').

Exact synonyms: Psychopath
Generic synonyms: Mental Case, Neurotic, Psychoneurotic
Derivative terms: Sociopathic



Definition of Sociopath

1. Noun. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sociopath

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Medical Definition of Sociopath

1. Former designation for a person with an antisocial personality type of disorder. See: antisocial personality, psychopath. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Sociopath

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Race Decadence: An Examination of the Causes of Racial Degeneracy in the by William Samuel Sadler (1922)
"sociopath.— Mentality above that of normal 12 year old, but so defective that it is not able to maintain individual independence. ..."

2. Race Decadence: An Examination of the Causes of Racial Degeneracy in the by William Samuel Sadler (1922)
"sociopath.— Mentality above that of normal 12 year old, but so defective that it is not able to maintain individual independence. ..."

3. Poker Without Cards: A Consciousness Thriller by Ben Mack (2005)
"I'm beginning to think you are a sociopath. HOWARD CAMPBELL: Intelligent and ... I'm not a sociopath. I was riffing. I wrote the bit about the letter before ..."

4. Mystic Fiasco How the Indians Won the Pequot War by David R. Wagner, Jack Dempsey (2003)
""The sociopath sees other people as objects to be manipulated and used, ... The sociopath feels no empathy for others, although he can fake empathy, ..."

5. My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World by Julian Dibbell (1998)
"... he'd been around long enough to leave his newbie status behind, and his delusional statement therefore placed him among the second type: the sociopath. ..."

6. Biological Weapons: The Threat Posed by Terrorists (2000)
""But would an ethical solution appeal to a sociopath?" 'TERRORISM is the uncontrolled part JL of the equation. A while ago, Richard Butler, who is the head ..."

7. Community Corrections in America: New Directions & Sounder Investments for edited by Arthur J. Lurigio (1999)
"... and acts different from a European, the more likely it is that he or she will be considered a troublemaker, a deviant, a sociopath or a schizophrenic; ..."

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