American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Shunning the society of others; not sociable.
- adj. Hostile to or disruptive of the established social order; marked by or engaging in behavior that violates accepted mores: gangs engaging in vandalism and other antisocial behavior.
- adj. Antagonistic toward or disrespectful of others; rude.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Averse or antagonistic to sociality or social intercourse.
- Opposed to social order, or the principles on which society is constituted.
- Specifically, in sociology, pertaining to a class of persons devoid of normal social instincts and showing criminal tendencies.
- adj. Unwilling or unable to associate normally with other people
- adj. antagonistic, hostile, or unfriendly toward others; menacing.
- adj. Opposed to social order or the principles of society; hostile toward society
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Tending to interrupt or destroy social intercourse; averse to society, or hostile to its existence.
- adj. hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior
- adj. shunning contact with others
- anti- + social (Wiktionary)
“The term antisocial forces is considered code in Japanese for organized crime.”
“They use the term antisocial personality disorder.”
“The Socialists are firmly against the idea of a 'social-VAT,' which they describe as antisocial, saying it helps business owners while hurting consumers.”
“Tokyo Metro's monthly Manner Manner Poster campaign utilizes bold, cartoon-like depictions of a certain antisocial behavior subway riders should avoid doing ... on the subway, at least.”
“Most behaviors that we call antisocial deliver an immediate benefit to the antisocial individual.”
“This suggests a certain diminished tolerance for what is defined as antisocial behavior; Eric Monkkonen, on the other hand, in “A Disorderly People?””
“In what might be called antisocial networking, Facebook held a town hall meeting in Palo Alto hours after Mr. Obama's appearance, with three House Republican leaders and bitter antagonists of the president: Eric Cantor of Virginia, Kevin McCarthy of California, and Paul D.”
“In the north-east, chav or charver is not, as she implies, exclusively used by middle or upper-class people to belittle their supposed social inferiors, but is often used by people of the same socioeconomic group to refer to antisocial elements within that group, the point being that "chav" denotes a lifestyle choice rather than a class.”
“Among lesbian circles, the black triangle is sometimes used to represent lesbians because apparently they were classified as antisocial or work-shy rather than homosexual.”
“I believe that people who live in the stratosphere of wealth and influence have a different code of ethics that they promulgate among us common people than the one that they live by themselves and teach their children, one which doesn't just tolerate what we would call antisocial behavior, but one which actually promotes it.”
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Quiet, shy, Introverted, reserved, isolated, mysterious
she's such a joy.
...to my face.
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