Definition of sociopathic in English:


Pronunciation /səʊʃɪə(ʊ)ˈpaθɪk//səʊsɪə(ʊ)ˈpaθɪk/


  • See sociopath

    • ‘Some violent offenders are not sociopathic or psychopathic, yet probably about 20 percent of the prison population is diagnosable as being psychopathic.’
    • ‘Some individuals may well have a genetic propensity for aggression or for mental instability - or even for sociopathic behavior.’
    • ‘He's grown into a troubled and sociopathic adult.’
    • ‘Jason Soon has an interesting post drawing attention to research suggesting a link between psychopathic and sociopathic personalities and abnormal brain development.’
    • ‘His borderline sociopathic behaviour leads him into violent confrontations, wherein he's ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.’