antisocial

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
an•ti•so•cial /ˌæntiˈsoʊʃəl, ˌæntaɪ-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people:an antisocial recluse.
  2. Sociology(of behavior) marked by an unwillingness or inability to participate normally in society.
an•ti•so•cial•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
an•ti•so•cial  (an′tē sōshəl, an′tī-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people:He's not antisocial, just shy.
  2. antagonistic, hostile, or unfriendly toward others;
    menacing;
    threatening:an antisocial act.
  3. Sociologyopposed or detrimental to social order or the principles on which society is constituted:antisocial behavior.
  4. Psychiatryof or pertaining to a pattern of behavior in which social norms and the rights of others are persistently violated.

n. 
  1. a person exhibiting antisocial traits.
an′ti•so′ci•ali•ty, n. 
an′ti•social•ly, adv. 
  • anti- + social 1790–1800
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . unsociable, retiring, misanthropic.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . disruptive;
      intimidating;
      sinister.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . gregarious;
      genial, affable.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

antisocial /ˌæntɪˈsəʊʃəl/ adj
  1. avoiding the company of other people; unsociable
  2. contrary or injurious to the interests of society in general



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