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1. Not disposed to seek the company of others; not sociable.
2. Not conducive to social exchange: an unsociable atmosphere.

un·so′cia·bil′i·ty, un·so′cia·ble·ness n.
un·so′cia·bly adv.
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  1. Antisocial as death —Mary McCarthy
  2. (About as) chummy as a pair of panthers —James Forbes
  3. Flung himself upon Arthur like a young bear —Christopher Isherwood
  4. Friendly as a letter from home —Slogan, wine advisory board
  5. (He insisted on being) friendly, like a man running for sheriff —Jay Parini
  6. Greeted me like the morning sun that had deserted the skies —Mike Fredman
  7. The greeting I received (from Phoebe) was as damp as the weather outside —Mike Fredman
  8. He was never alone. He wore other people like armour —William McIlvanney
  9. (The knocking was) hostile as a kick in the balls —Harold Adams

    Similes can provide attention-getting openings for a story, as this one did for Adams’ mystery novel, The Fourth Widow.

  10. Pleasant as a smile —Anon
  11. Snarled like a racoon (whenever she was pushed) —Miles Gibson
  12. Unresponsive as a bag of wet laundry —David Leavitt
  13. Affable as a wet dog —Alfred Henry Lewis
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Unsociability - an unsociable dispositionunsociability - an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship
introversion - (psychology) an introverted disposition; concern with one's own thoughts and feelings
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
standoffishness, withdrawnness, aloofness, remoteness - a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
secretiveness, closeness - characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
sociability, sociableness - the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows
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[ˈʌnˌsəʊʃəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Ninsociabilidad f
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nUngeselligkeit f
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Or as Gutierrez Lopez and Ovaska (2013) put it, "unsociability is an integral part of 'being social'" because "people use the unsocial features [unfriending, blocking, etc.] to manage their self-presentation and privacy concerns" (p.
Among their topics are forgotten social psychologies: Tarde's formulations, on his Psychologie [ETH]conomique, Tarde as the "swallow" of French criminology, from the philosophy of history to social science: Tarde as reader of Cournot, and Tarde and Simmel on sociability and unsociability. Distributed in the US by Books International, Inc.
[USA], Nov 21 (ANI): Everyone needs an occasional break from the social ramble, but sometimes unsociability or distancing yourself from people may help improve creativity, reveals a study.
The facts of inability to express feelings and thoughts in a comfortable way, inability to make friendship, unsociability in relations with opposite sex, and restrictions of social communication and interaction experienced in such settings as school, work place, family; -all of which are regarded as communication problems today- have led social scientists and psychologists to deal with social skills over the past years (Tegin, 1990).
1) The Child Social Preference Scale (CSPS; Coplan, Prakash, O'Neil, & Armer, 2004), composed of 14 items answered by parents and teachers, was developed to measure both Shyness and Unsociability motivations for social withdrawal in children.
--13 March 1936 (Woolf D5: 16-17): she talks about her literary labours ("Never have I worked so hard at any book [The Years]"); "our unsociability"; "the crisis"--the realization that Europe is on the brink of terrible war ("Europe is now on the verge of the greatest smash for 600 years"), herself feeling insignificant, with a sense of doomed fatality, anxiety and helplessness: