- avoiding the company of other people; unsociable
- contrary or injurious to the interests of society in general
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people:an antisocial recluse.
- Sociology(of behavior) marked by an unwillingness or inability to participate normally in society.
- unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people:He's not antisocial, just shy.
- antagonistic, hostile, or unfriendly toward others;
threatening:an antisocial act.
- Sociologyopposed or detrimental to social order or the principles on which society is constituted:antisocial behavior.
- Psychiatryof or pertaining to a pattern of behavior in which social norms and the rights of others are persistently violated.
- a person exhibiting antisocial traits.
- anti- + social 1790–1800
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . unsociable, retiring, misanthropic.
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . disruptive;
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . gregarious;