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  • n. The state or quality of being unsociable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being unsociable; unsociableness.

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

  • n. an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship


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unsociable +‎ -ity


  • 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

  • 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

  • The thing was not impossible, but its difficulty served as too good an excuse for Dr Burton's increasing unsociability.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • They were so infuriated at the new arrival's unsociability that they would probably kill him if they found him.

    The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy A Book for Young and Old

  • He seemed to lose his old-time unsociability, and went right in with the jolly crowd that composed the stanch following of Dean Ritchie.

    The Boys of Bellwood School

  • To the bohunks, mildly staring after the vanishing halfbreed, his method of reaching the top was merely foolishly exhausting; but several weeks of acquaintance had taught them to accept his silent peculiarities with nothing more than casual wonder, though they disliked him for his unsociability, for the cold contempt that twisted his lips, and for the stifled volcano that smouldered within his squinting eyes.

    The Return of Blue Pete


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