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1. Not social: "Bears are asocial, secretive animals" (David Graber).
2. Avoiding or averse to the society of others; not sociable: "It's not that you're so asocial, but a man who likes people doesn't wind up in the Antarctic" (Saul Bellow).
3. Unable or unwilling to conform to normal standards of social behavior; antisocial: "crime, riots, drug use and other asocial behavior" (Derek Shearer).
4. Inconsiderate of others; self-centered.


1. avoiding contact; not gregarious
2. unconcerned about the welfare of others
3. hostile to society or social practices


(eɪˈsoʊ ʃəl)

1. not sociable or gregarious; withdrawn from society.
2. indifferent to or unwilling to conform to conventional standards of behavior.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.asocial - given to avoiding association with othersasocial - given to avoiding association with others; "bears are asocial secretive animals"; "are you asocial or do you just enjoy living in the Antarctic?"
unsocial - not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions; "the unsocial disposition to neglect one's neighbors"
2.asocial - hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior; "criminal behavior or conduct that violates the rights of other individuals is antisocial"; "crimes...and other asocial behavior"; "an antisocial deed"
unsocial - not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions; "the unsocial disposition to neglect one's neighbors"


[eɪˈsəʊʃəl] ADJ
1. (= solitary) → asocial, insociable
2. (= antisocial) → antisocial


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