Definitions

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

  • adjective Not social.
  • adjective Avoiding or averse to the society of others; not sociable.
  • adjective Unable or unwilling to conform to normal standards of social behavior; antisocial.
  • adjective Inconsiderate of others; self-centered.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unsocial; antagonistic to society.

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

  • adjective not social
  • adjective not sociable
  • adjective antisocial

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

  • adjective given to avoiding association with others
  • adjective hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior

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Examples

  • The choices in asocial violence becomes the little choices, the tactical rather than strategic choices such as the police in mumbai firing or not firing.

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  • He describes an artist's relationship to the world around him as "asocial," with no "responsibility" to society at large.

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  • Your driving fast parallel is spectacularly infelicitous, unless you are suggesting that 'mania junior is the most likely to be damaged by a form of' asocial 'behaviour, be it going to a school where teachers wear gowns, playing chicken on the M1 or driving too fast.

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  • Finally, you read into my comments an "asocial" and "institutionally antiseptic" position which is not there.

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  • Treberhilfe's website has since been shut down after angry donors flooded the portal with emails, calling Ehlert "asocial" and pledging never to donate again.

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  • In school he had to beg for food and the Nazis considered him "asocial" and "cretinous".

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  • The ICD-10 diagnostic criteria of the World Health Organization also lacks psychopathy as a personality disorder, its 1992 manual including Dissocial (Antisocial) Personality Disorder, which encompasses amoral, antisocial, asocial, psychopathic, and sociopathic personalities.

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  • The ICD-10 diagnostic criteria of the World Health Organization also lacks psychopathy as a personality disorder, its 1992 manual including Dissocial (Antisocial) Personality Disorder, which encompasses amoral, antisocial, asocial, psychopathic, and sociopathic personalities.

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  • Inhale follows Paul into the dregs of drug and sex trafficking dens in the Baja borderlands where all things are possible to those who are tough enough, desperate enough, or rich enough to define a new asocial world in which saving one's own life, or the life of one's child, is seen by those convulsed with power, greed, grief, fear, or rage as the only thing that really matters.

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  • My brother told me something a couple of days ago after another idiot in a fast car nearly smashed by beatle, is that our society is becoming asocial and rude.

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