Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Unsociability.

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

  • noun rare The quality of being insociable; lack of sociability; unsociability.

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  • noun The quality of being insociable; lack of sociability.

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Examples

  • By degrees, then, Aram relaxed from his insociability; he seemed to surrender himself to a kindness, the sincerity of which he was compelled to acknowledge; if he for a long time refused to accept the hospitality of his neighbour, he did not reject his society when they met, and this intercourse by little and little progressed, until ultimately the recluse yielded to solicitation, and became the guest as well as companion.

    Eugene Aram — Volume 01

  • By degrees, then, Aram relaxed from his insociability; he seemed to surrender himself to a kindness, the sincerity of which he was compelled to acknowledge; if he for a long time refused to accept the hospitality of his neighbour, he did not reject his society when they met, and this intercourse by little and little progressed, until ultimately the recluse yielded to solicitation, and became the guest as well as companion.

    Eugene Aram — Complete

  • Practised with restraint, it proves useful, whereas in excess it leads to eccentricity and insociability. [

    Michel de Montaigne

  • a total detachment from things below -- an entire renunciation of the most innocent pleasures; have given birth to a sluggishness, to a pusillanimity, to an abjection of soul, to an insociability, that renders him useless to himself, dangerous to others?

    The System of Nature, Volume 1

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