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uncompanionable

Definitions

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  • adj. aloof and standoffish

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not companionable or sociable.

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Examples

  • He was becoming more morose, more uncompanionable, more solitary, more ferocious; while the dogs were learning more and more that it was better to be at peace with him than at war, and Grey Beaver was coming to prize him more greatly with the passage of each day.

    The Famine

  • But White Fang, uncompanionable, solitary, morose, scarcely looking to right or left, redoubtable, forbidding of aspect, remote and alien, was accepted as an equal by his puzzled elders.

    The Famine

  • Without it, Livingstone, with his ardent temperament, his enthusiasm, his high spirit and courage, must have become uncompanionable, and a hard master.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • He offered me his hand, and we were out of sight of all that wearisome, drearisome, uncompanionable company with whom, for eight long weeks at least, we had been dragging our rough way.

    Erema

  • There was novelty in the scheme, and as, with such a mother and such uncompanionable sisters, home could not be faultless, a little change was not unwelcome for its own sake.

    Pride and Prejudice

  • We loaded the horses, he, I, and deaf old Alf, whom Billy had brought with him, and we worked in uncompanionable silence.

    Flying Finish

  • Passing over the degradation of the other features, the offensiveness of the breath, often to a degree which renders the individual uncompanionable, and the unfavorable impression which, like other marks of uncleanliness, they convey of the taste and habits of their possessor, as the immediate effects of habitually neglected and dirty teeth, let us look at the more distant, but not less certain, ones: —

    The Ladies Book of Useful Information Compiled from many sources

  • Gilpin has left the following quaint account of the eccentric old bibliomaniac, Henry Hastings, the uncompanionable neighbor of Anthony

    Book-Lovers, Bibliomaniacs and Book Clubs

  • He did not like, nor did he understand, the ways of the French boys; he was alone; he was homesick; and naturally he became sulky and uncompanionable.

    The Boy Life of Napoleon Afterwards Emperor of the French

  • He pictured himself as an old grouch, soured on the world, and surely uncompanionable.

    David Lannarck, Midget An Adventure Story

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