from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Shunning the society of others; not sociable.
  • adjective Hostile to or disruptive of the established social order; marked by or engaging in behavior that violates accepted mores.
  • adjective Antagonistic toward or disrespectful of others; rude.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Specifically, in sociology, pertaining to a class of persons devoid of normal social instincts and showing criminal tendencies.
  • Averse or antagonistic to sociality or social intercourse.
  • Opposed to social order, or the principles on which society is constituted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending to interrupt or destroy social intercourse; averse to society, or hostile to its existence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Unwilling or unable to associate normally with other people
  • adjective antagonistic, hostile, or unfriendly toward others; menacing
  • adjective Opposed to social order or the principles of society; hostile toward society

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior
  • adjective shunning contact with others


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