sociopath[sō′sē ə pat̸h′, -s̸hē-]
- Sociopath is a person who is unable to tell right from wrong and has extreme antisocial tendencies.
A murderer who doesn't really care that his actions are wrong is an example of a sociopath.
Origin of sociopathsocio- + (psycho)path
- A person with an antisocial personality disorder, exhibiting antisocial behavior that usually is the result of social and environmental factors in the person's early life.
Coined c. 1930 by George Everett Partridge, American psychologist; socio- +â€Ž -path