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Noun: psychopathic personality
  1. 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lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings ('psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by 'sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now 'antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)
    - antisocial personality disorder, sociopathic personality

Derived forms: psychopathic personalities

Type of: personality disorder

Encyclopedia: Psychopathic personality