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Meaning of "sociopath" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOCIOPATH

sociopath  [ˈsəʊsɪəˌpæθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOCIOPATH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sociopath is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SOCIOPATH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Psychopathy

Psychopathy is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by enduring antisocial behavior, diminished empathy and remorse, and disinhibited or bold behavior. It may also be defined as a continuous aspect of personality, representing scores on different personality dimensions found throughout the population in varying combinations. The definition of psychopathy has varied significantly throughout the history of the concept; different definitions continue to be used that are only partly overlapping and sometimes appear contradictory. Hervey M. Cleckley, an American psychiatrist, probably influenced the initial diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality reaction/disturbance in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, as did American psychologist George E. Partridge. The DSM and International Classification of Diseases subsequently introduced the diagnoses of antisocial personality disorder and dissocial personality disorder, stating that these have been referred to as psychopathy or sociopathy. Canadian psychologist Robert D.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOCIOPATH


allopath
ˈæləˌpæθ
amphipath
ˈæmfɪˌpæθ
homeopath
ˈhəʊmɪəʊpæθ
homoeopath
ˈhəʊmɪəʊpæθ
hydropath
ˈhaɪdrəʊˌpæθ
kinesipath
kɪˈniːsɪˌpæθ
naturopath
ˈneɪtʃərəˌpæθ
neuropath
ˈnjʊərəʊˌpæθ
osteopath
ˈɒstɪəˌpæθ
path.
pæθ
psychopath
ˈsaɪkəʊˌpæθ
telepath
ˈtɛlɪˌpæθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOCIOPATH

sociol.
sociolect
sociolinguist
sociolinguistic
sociolinguistics
sociologese
sociological
sociologically
sociologism
sociologist
sociologistic
sociology
sociometric
sociometrist
sociometry
sociopathic
sociopathy
sociopolitical
socioreligious
sociosexual

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOCIOPATH

approach path
bicycle path
bridle path
bypath
critical path
cycle path
flight path
footpath
garden path
glide path
mean free path
multipath
on the warpath
path
primrose path
public footpath
the primrose path
to lead sb up the garden path
towpath
warpath

Synonyms and antonyms of sociopath in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sociopath» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOCIOPATH

Find out the translation of sociopath to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sociopath from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sociopath» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

反社会
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sociópata
570 millions of speakers

English

sociopath
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

sociopath
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سسوبث
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

социопат
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sociopata
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

sociopath
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sociopathe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sociopath
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Soziopath
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

反社会的人間
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

반사회적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sociopath
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sociopath
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சமுதாயத்தை எதிர்த்து வாழும் பண்புடையவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समाजोपैथ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sosyopat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sociopatico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

socjopatą
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

соціопат
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sociopat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αντικοινωνικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Socio
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sociopat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sosiopat
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sociopath

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOCIOPATH»

The term «sociopath» is regularly used and occupies the 56.611 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOCIOPATH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sociopath

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6 QUOTES WITH «SOCIOPATH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sociopath.
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Jessica Capshaw
I do think that with any kind of infidelity, on some level - unless you're dealing with a sociopath - there's always a reason.
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Dan Gilroy
A sociopath is not just someone who doesn't care about human emotion. They're someone who understands people to the point that they can manipulate them to an extraordinary degree.
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Dan Gilroy
A sociopath is just a label and doesn't encompass the entire being of a person.
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Dan Gilroy
All of us have a bit of a sociopath inside of us, and it's wrong to think that somebody is just clearly sociopathic, because they're not. It's interesting to explore the shadings and nuances within a person. Those feelings exist within more human beings than people may want to acknowledge.
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Laurell K. Hamilton
You'd think a sociopath assassin wouldn't have a fan following but he does.
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Walter Kirn
I've come to learn that the determined and gifted and genuine sociopath has far more power to deceive than we realize.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOCIOPATH»

Discover the use of sociopath in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sociopath and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
M. E. Thomas draws from her own experiences as a diagnosed sociopath; her popular blog, Sociopathworld.com; and scientific literature to unveil for the very first time these men and women who are “hiding in plain sight.” Now with Extra ...
M.E. Thomas, 2013
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Confessions of a Sociopath
M. E. Thomas is a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath.
M. E. Thomas, 2013
3
The Sociopath Next Door
Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings? The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own? In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. He’s a sociopath.
Martha Stout, Ph.D., 2005
4
A Sociopath Beside Me
This story is a personal account of my life with a sociopath beside me, a journey which takes you inside his mind and inside his darkness.
Junie Moon, 2011
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Escaping the Boy: My Life with a Sociopath
This is the story of a seemingly innocent little boy who grows into a ferocious, conscienceless, ugly monster that destroys and devours everything good and pure that crosses his path.
Paula Carrasquillo, 2012
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Eyes of a Sociopath
Amanda Preston, a clinically diagnosed sociopath, targets those who dare to stand in her way.
L. R. Sheridan, 2012
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Love Fraud: How Marriage to a Sociopath Fulfilled My ...
Love Fraud tells two parallel stories. The first is the outrageous true story of Donna Andersen's marriage to a sociopathic con artist, James Alwyn Montgomery, originally of Sydney, Australia.
Donna Andersen, 2010
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The Sociopath at the Breakfast Table: Recognizing and ...
This book presents readers information and tips on every aspect of interactions with a sociopath, from avoiding meeting one, to getting rid of them, dealing with the aftermath, and regaining control of their life.
Jane McGregor, Tim McGregor, 2014
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What Do You Call a Sociopath in a Cubicle? Answer: A ...
Dilbert and his co-workers--along with Dogbert, Catbert, and the boss--explore the mysteries of corporate America, from unusual personnel decisions and the worst meetings on record to schizoid secretaries and consultants from hell.
Scott Adams, 2002
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Red Flags of Love Fraud: 10 Signs You're Dating a Sociopath
Compiles the results of surveys conducted on the author's website to describe the attributes, warning signs, myths, seduction tactics, and relationship pitfalls of being involved with a sociopath, a social predator who exploits others.
Donna Andersen, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOCIOPATH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sociopath is used in the context of the following news items.
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The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath
Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
Judge slams 'sociopath' before sentencings in brutal Hoboken …
"With all due respect, you are just a sociopath and the day you get out you are going to do something and be back in," Hudson County Superior Court Judge ... «NJ.com, Jun 15»
3
A psychiatrist and a sociopath face off in Lisa Scottoline's latest thriller
But the killer in “Every Fifteen Minutes” is a sociopath with a weakness for self-revelation (“I am a sociopath” is the novel's opening sentence), and the hero is a ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
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The publicist who writes sociopaths to find out why they kill
Manhattan real-estate publicist Kelly Kreth has sent letters to sociopaths, maniacs and murderers for six years to learn what makes them tick. But don't call them ... «New York Post, Apr 15»
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If you don't understand how people fall into poverty, you're probably …
... then you are a sociopath, and we should all be protected from your actions. If you are in fact able and choose not to, then you're something quite a lot worse. «The Guardian, Jan 15»
6
Bruce Willis to Play a Sociopath In 'Wake'
“Wake tells the story of Red Forrester (Willis), a sociopath with no fear who returns to his childhood home on a remote island for his brother's wake. When the ... «Bloody Disgusting, Jan 15»
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Annie's Mailbox: Characteristics of a sociopath
DEAR ANNIE: You recently printed a letter from a woman who asked whether her biological daughter could be a sociopath. Could you please list the ... «Rockford Register Star, Nov 14»
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Tamra Barney Responds To Gretchen Rossi Calling Her A "Sociopath"
“She's the biggest lying, manipulating, conniving, narcissistic sociopath. And I say she's a sociopath because sociopaths don't even realize that they do any ... «The Inquisitr, Oct 14»
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Psychopath Vs. Sociopath: What's The Difference?
The term "sociopath" has a distinct meaning from "psychopath," "psychotic" and other "psych" names that get tossed around in the media, by forensic specialists ... «Huffington Post, Sep 14»
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Do We Have a Sociopath in the White House?
The definition of a “sociopath” is a person with an antisocial personality disorder. They are often well liked because of their charm and high charisma, but they do ... «TheBlaze.com, Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sociopath [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sociopath>. Nov 2019 ».
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