Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being unsociable; unsociableness.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being unsociable; unsociableness.

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

  • noun The state or quality of being unsociable.

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

  • noun an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship

Etymologies

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unsociable +‎ -ity

Examples

  • Hawthorn turned back the clock somewhat with its 'unsociability' in 2008, its niggling pushing the boundaries of the rules in order to gain a psychological edge on its opponents.

    The Age News Headlines

  • To see a woman get taunted for being simultaneously frigid and lachrymose and then get teased for her smarts was not to ascribe to her inherently feminine qualities of frigidity, sentimentality, or unsociability.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • To see a woman get taunted for being simultaneously frigid and lachrymose and then get teased for her smarts was not to ascribe to her inherently feminine qualities of frigidity, sentimentality, or unsociability.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • To see a woman get taunted for being simultaneously frigid and lachrymose and then get teased for her smarts was not to ascribe to her inherently feminine qualities of frigidity, sentimentality, or unsociability.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • To see a woman get taunted for being simultaneously frigid and lachrymose and then get teased for her smarts was not to ascribe to her inherently feminine qualities of frigidity, sentimentality, or unsociability.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • As a result De Tocqueville ascribed to the English "a strange unsociability, reserved and taciturn".

    Simon Jenkins: Conversation

  • Most of the out of guideline prescriptions were for memory problems, restlessness, unsociability, uncooperativeness, indifference to their surroundings, or depression.

    More Inconvenient Truths

  • In his childhood and youth he was by no means expansive, and talked little indeed, but not from shyness or a sullen unsociability; quite the contrary, from something different, from a sort of inner preoccupation entirely personal and unconcerned with other people, but so important to him that he seemed, as it were, to forget others on account of it.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • Having bred a strain of aggressive rhesus monkeys, Higley finds that their defining characteristic is in early life irritability, and in later life the unsociability that correlates with the low level of serotonin they've inherited.

    How We Become What We Are

  • Having bred a strain of aggressive rhesus monkeys, Higley finds that their defining characteristic is in early life irritability, and in later life the unsociability that correlates with the low level of serotonin they've inherited.

    How We Become What We Are

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