sociopathic, adj.sociopathy /soh'see op"euh thee, soh'shee-/, n.
/soh"see euh path', soh"shee-/, n. Psychiatry.
a person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.
[1940-45; SOCIO- + -PATH]

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