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antisocial personality disordernoun [C or U]

uk   /æn.tiˌsəʊ.ʃəl pɜː.sənˈæl.ə.ti dɪˌsɔː.dər/  us   /ˌæn.tiˈsoʊ.ʃəl ˌpɜr.səˈnæl.ə.t̬i dɪˌsɔr.dər/ specialized
a ​mentalhealthcondition in which a ​personbehaves in a way that is ​harmful to ​others but ​feels no ​guilt and does not ​learn from ​experience: People with ​antisocialpersonalitydisorder often have no ​concern for ​their own ​safety and that of ​others.
(Definition of antisocial personality disorder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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