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

1. not sociable or gregarious; withdrawn from society.
2. indifferent to or unwilling to conform to conventional standards of behavior.
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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"
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[eɪˈsəʊʃəl] ADJ
1. (= solitary) → asocial, insociable
2. (= antisocial) → antisocial
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When Nirvana sets its mental machinery at figuring out happiness, the formula that songwriter Kurt Cobain comes up with--"I'm having fun/I think I'm dumb/Or maybe just happy"--is strikingly like the "Leonard Cohen afterworld" that Landers shows us when he videotapes himself jerking off in the studio, or pens his affable but interminable "streams of nothing" and "chronicles of idleness." If misery loves company, Landers might be consoled by his art's part in a larger esthetic and cultural tendency that wears its asocial attitudes and nonintellectual dispositions, its paranoia and its delusions of grandeur, its adolescent tendencies and its obsessional leanings, on its sleeve.
ASOCIAL worker has resigned over the death of five-month-old Alisha Allen, council bosses confirmed yesterday.
ASOCIAL worker who suffered a heart attack after becoming stressed at work has received pounds 175,000 in compensation.
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8DA YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Asocial 9 Right 10 Strip 11 Glacier 12 Oaf 13 Hit it off 16 Accident 17 Apt 19 Galahad 21 Annul 22 Erode 23 Diocese DOWN: 1 Bassoon 2 Horrific 3 Lisp 4 Great tit 5 Ugli 6 Stork 8 Light-headed 13 Heighten 14 Flaunted 15 Stalker 18 Egret 20 Laos 21 Aeon QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Defenceless 8 Cox 9 Tag 11 Roasted 12 Tiara 13 Arm 14 Rip 15 Declare 17 Pig 19 Read 21 Open 23 Acre 25 Pate 27 Lie 29 Whiting 31 Nip 34 Sit 36 Droop 37 Episode 38 Ail 39 For 40 Sentimental DOWN: 1 Door 2 Exam 3 Extreme 4 Cuddle 5 Later 6 Star 7 Sari 8 Cramp 10 Gaped 16 Err 18 Got 20 Eel 22 Pew 24 Consign 25 Panda 26 Stream 28 Enter 30 Hop it 32 Iris 33 Pole 34 Sofa 35 Idol
ASOCIAL enterprise based on an innovative recycling idea which is helping young people into work is up for a PS50,000 as a finalist in a national competition.

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