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antisocial personality disorder


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A personality disorder characterized by chronic antisocial behavior and violation of the law and the rights of others.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A personality disorder marked by antisocial behavior, a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)


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