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English definition of “personality disorder”

personality disorder

noun [C] uk   specialized us  
any of a number of mental diseases, in which you have problems in relating to what is around you and to other people, and in keeping a fixed image of yourself
(Definition of personality disorder from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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