from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not social: "Bears are asocial, secretive animals” ( David Graber).
- adj. Avoiding or averse to the society of others; not sociable: "It's not that you're so asocial, but a man who likes people doesn't wind up in the Antarctic” ( Saul Bellow).
- adj. Unable or unwilling to conform to normal standards of social behavior; antisocial: "crime, riots, drug use and other asocial behavior” ( Derek Shearer).
- adj. Inconsiderate of others; self-centered.
- n. One that exhibits behavior and characteristics deemed asocial: "the other, and usually neglected, victims . . . the asocials . . . those who violated the Nazi work ethic and social norms” ( Mary Nolan).
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- adj. not social
- adj. not sociable
- adj. antisocial
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Unsocial; antagonistic to society.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. given to avoiding association with others
- adj. hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior
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