unsociable


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un·so·cia·ble

 (ŭn-sō′shə-bəl)
adj.
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.

unsociable

(ʌnˈsəʊʃəbəl)
adj
1. (of a person) disinclined to associate or fraternize with others
2. unconducive to social intercourse: an unsociable neighbourhood.
unˌsociaˈbility, unˈsociableness n
unˈsociably adv

un•so•cia•ble

(ʌnˈsoʊ ʃə bəl)

adj.
1. not sociable; having or marked by a disinclination to friendly social relations.
2. lacking or preventing social relationships.
[1590–1600]
un•so′cia•bly, adv.

anti-social

unsociable
1. 'anti-social'

Anti-social behaviour is harmful or annoying to other people.

...the growing use of the computer by anti-social elements as a weapon of crime.
Don't let your children develop an anti-social habit such as bullying.

Note that the American spelling of this word is antisocial.

2. 'unsociable'

People who do not like the company of other people are sometimes described as anti-social, but the usual word used to describe such people is unsociable.

She was an awkward and unsociable girl.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsociable - not inclined to society or companionshipunsociable - not inclined to society or companionship; "an unsociable nature...shy and reserved"; "generally unsociable except with intimate friends"; "unsociable behavior"; "an unsociable neighborhood"
unfriendly - not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take"
unsocial - not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions; "the unsocial disposition to neglect one's neighbors"
sociable - inclined to or conducive to companionship with others; "a sociable occasion"; "enjoyed a sociable chat"; "a sociable conversation"; "Americans are sociable and gregarious"

unsociable

Translations

unsociable

[ʌnˈsəʊʃəbl] ADJinsociable; [person] → poco sociable, huraño

unsociable

[ʌnˈsəʊʃəbəl] adj [person] → peu sociable

unsociable

adjungesellig

unsociable

[ʌnˈsəʊʃəbl] adj (pej) (person) → poco socievole
he's very unsociable → è un orso
References in classic literature ?
Well, of course, there are poets and poets, poets sociable and poets very unsociable.
To put the matter quite fairly, they have other objections to him:-- he is masterful and rather unsociable, and he is concerned with trade, which has complaints of its own that I know nothing about.
The Growleywogs knew that they were disliked and avoided by every one, so they had become surly and unsociable even among themselves.
She must have found me a very unsociable companion this time, for Rachel's last words rang in my ears.
Are you so unsociable that you cannot make friends?
The young man, although he could not ignore his companion's unsociable instincts, was fidgety.
I fear that we are very unsociable, Muriel," Lucille said, "and, after all, I should never have been here but for you.
A most unsociable dog he proved to be, resenting all their advances, refusing to let them lay hands on him, menacing them with bared fangs and bristling hair.
He had become too unsociable for any such demonstrations; nor did he pattern after the example of some of the sourer-tempered dogs in the room, who were for ever bickering and snarling through the slats of their cages.
But one other servant accompanied the travellers--Lady Montbarry's maid, rather a silent, unsociable woman, so far as Emily had heard.
Things will look strange and unsociable for a while, until you get the hang of them.
Catherine supped with her brother and sister-in-law: Joseph and I joined at an unsociable meal, seasoned with reproofs on one side and sauciness on the other.