Definitions

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  • adj. Not gregarious; unsociable.

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

  • adj. (of animals) not gregarious
  • adj. not disposed to seek company
  • adj. (of plants) growing together in groups that are not close together

Etymologies

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un- +‎ gregarious

Examples

  • The talk centered on the taciturn, ungregarious, menacing man from Cleveland.

    The Prize

  • This odd genius was as shy and ungregarious as was the dark-eyed "teller of tales," but the two appear to have been socially disposed toward each other, and there are delightful bits in the preface to the "Mosses" in regard to the hours they spent together boating on the large, quiet Concord River.

    The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees

  • It seemed to him that in spite of his effort to bear in mind that the whole should be greater than any part, his chapters broke up into sentences and his sentences into forlorn and ungregarious words.

    The Ghost Ship

  • He was as shy and ungregarious as Hawthorne; but he and the latter appear to have been sociably disposed towards each other, and there are some charming touches in the preface to the _Mosses_ in regard to the hours they spent in boating together on the large, quiet Concord river.

    Hawthorne (English Men of Letters Series)

  • The heads of a household may inhabit a neighbourhood for years without becoming acquainted even with the outward aspect of their neighbours; but in the lordly servants 'halls of the West, or the modest kitchens of Bloomsbury, there will be interchange of civilities and friendly "droppings in" to tea or supper, let the master of the house be never so ungregarious a creature.

    Birds of Prey

  • Who is this modern hermit, this recluse of the St. Leger-week, this inscrutably ungregarious being, who lives apart from the amusements and activities of his fellow-creatures?

    Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • Herself, she’s unsocial and ungregarious, she’s an introvert: she doesn’t like to see other people free and easy and happy, and so she tries to spoil things for them, that’s all.

    Tour de Force

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