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Related to unsociableness: sociableness


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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unsociableness - an unsociable dispositionunsociableness - 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)
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As a contemporary described such virtue, it is "without any thing of that sourness, stiffness, or unsociableness which sometimes accompanies it, and renders characters, otherwise valuable, in some respects disagreeable." (120) Finally, moral-sense writers shared with many contemporaries an emphasis on the social importance of religion, viewing religion as playing a constructive role in the cultural formation of virtue.
One nurse referred to night work as 'a crushing responsibility', while others complained of the 'unsociableness' of nights and their inability to sleep and to adjust.
[53] We are reminded of their coalescence, the Christian and the broadly classical, when Botero avers that there is nothing more alien to evangelical doctrine than unsociableness in our bearing and cruelty of mind, for Christ presents himself as gentle and humble of heart in which manner it is easier to teach peoples more effectively the meaning of humanity.