antisocial personality disorder

antisocial personality disorder
noun Date: 1979 a personality disorder that is characterized by antisocial behavior exhibiting pervasive disregard for and violation of the rights, feelings, and safety of others starting in childhood or the early teenage years and continuing into adulthood — called also psychopathic personality disorder

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