unsocial


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un·so·cial

 (ŭn-sō′shəl)
adj.
Having or showing a lack of desire for the company of others.

un·so′cial·ly adv.

unsocial

(ʌnˈsəʊʃəl)
adj
1. not social; antisocial
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (of the hours of work of certain jobs) falling outside the normal working day
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsocial - not seeking or given to associationunsocial - not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions; "the unsocial disposition to neglect one's neighbors"
ungregarious - (of animals) not gregarious
unsociable - not inclined to society or companionship; "an unsociable nature...shy and reserved"; "generally unsociable except with intimate friends"; "unsociable behavior"; "an unsociable neighborhood"
social - living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; "a human being is a social animal"; "mature social behavior"
Translations

unsocial

[ʌnˈsəʊʃəl] ADJantisocial
to work unsocial hourstrabajar fuera de las horas normales

unsocial

[ʌnˈsəʊʃəl] adj (British) [hours] → en dehors de l'horaire normal

unsocial

adj to work unsocial hoursaußerhalb der normalen Arbeitszeiten arbeiten; at this unsocial hourzu so nachtschlafender Zeit

unsocial

[ʌnˈsəʊʃəl] adj unsocial hoursorario msg sconveniente
References in classic literature ?
My Dear Sir: I find that my friends are not quite satisfied with the account you have given of them in your clever novel entitled " An Unsocial Socialist." You already understand that I consider it my duty to communicate my whole history, without reserve, to whoever may desire to be guided or warned by my experience, and that I have no sympathy whatever with the spirit in which one of the ladies concerned recently told you that her affairs were no business of yours or of the people who read your books.
You have, indeed, flattered me very strongly by representing me as constantly thinking of and for other people, whereas the rest think of themselves alone, but on the other hand you have contradictorily called me "unsocial," which is certainly the last adjective I should have expected to find in the neighborhood of my name.
He tended always to destroy the horde by his unsocial acts.
This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties.
Study had before secluded me from the intercourse of my fellow- creatures, and rendered me unsocial; but Clerval called forth the better feelings of my heart; he again taught me to love the aspect of nature, and the cheerful faces of children.
``I thought to have lodged him in the solere chamber,'' said he; ``but since he is so unsocial to Christians, e'en let him take the next stall to Isaac the Jew's.
We are each of an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless we expect to say something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down to posterity with all the eclat of a proverb."
During the course of his political life he had been so generally feared that he was thought unsocial, and it is not difficult to explain the causes of that opinion.
Remembering the account which Marian had given me of Sir Percival's father and mother, and of the suspiciously unsocial secluded life they had both led, I now asked myself whether it might not be possible that his mother had never been married at all.
Crimsworth's clerk--a dependant amongst wealthy strangers, meeting disdain with a hard front, conscious of an unsocial and unattractive exterior, refusing to sue for notice which I was sure would be withheld, declining to evince an admiration which I knew would be scorned as worthless.
John had a book in his hand--it was his unsocial custom to read at meals--he closed it, and looked up,
This addiction has made us unsocial. Their presence has seeped into our most simplest and mundane tasks.