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  • adj. Not sociable.


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un- +‎ clubbable


  • Such a group of bloggers would form only by invitation, there'd be a most democratic process because any such blogger would be, by definition, a highly independent thinker and therefore virtually "unclubbable".

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Apart from that, you can be as cantankerous, anti-social, individualistic and "unclubbable" as your heart desires.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • For a time, the unclubbable Bloom "I am a department of one" was ranked with his Yale colleagues Paul de Man and Geoffrey Hartman as an American critical iconoclast to match those visiting-prof affronters, Barthes and Derrida.

    The Anatomy of Influence by Harold Bloom – review

  • In spite of this alarming aspect, the band are not unclubbable, but Mi Ami's key strength is in the vaguely intimidating nature of their groove.

    This week's new live music

  • Larry Summers, who is believed to want the job, is problematic on two counts: The White House might be accused of trying to install a political operative to support Mr. Obama's re-election; yet the ambitious and unclubbable Mr. Summers might actually prove a headache for the White House if he decided he should run the economy single-handedly.

    Too Bernanke To Fail?

  • The joke is on Madeley because that is precisely the type we're looking for - the unclubbable free spirit.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The old wounds that used to be inflicted by the clubbable on the unclubbable, in our muted version of the English class system, have healed because the clubs are not anything to be cared about seriously.


  • It is a delightful change from town, a sort of glorified afternoon in a pastoral Zoological, this junketing among the queer unclubbable animals of science and history.

    Modern Women and What is Said of Them A Reprint of A Series of Articles in the Saturday Review (1868)

  • Not that they were ever going to; Sarkozy has never stopped viewing himself as the ultimate outsider: too foreign, too short, unclubbable, not an ENA graduate the government school from which most politicians, mandarins and bosses originate, not enough enamoured of style over substance - the French elites' besetting sin. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • But he's not, because he is rude, irascible and determinedly unclubbable.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary


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