asocial

[ ey-soh-shuh l ]
/ eɪˈsoʊ ʃəl /

adjective

not sociable or gregarious; withdrawn from society.
indifferent to or averse to conforming to conventional standards of behavior.
inconsiderate of others; selfish; egocentric.

Nearby words

  1. asmonean,
  2. asmoneans,
  3. asn,
  4. asnières,
  5. aso,
  6. asoka,
  7. asomatous,
  8. asonia,
  9. asosan,
  10. asp

Origin of asocial

First recorded in 1880–85; a-6 + social

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British Dictionary definitions for asocial

asocial

/ (eɪˈsəʊʃəl) /

adjective

avoiding contact; not gregarious
unconcerned about the welfare of others
hostile to society or social practices
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Word Origin and History for asocial

asocial

adj.

1883, "antagonistic to society or social order," from a- "not" + social (adj.); also cf. antisocial.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for asocial

asocial

[ ā-sōshəl ]

adj.

Avoiding or averse to the society of others; not sociable.
Unable or unwilling to conform to normal standards of social behavior; antisocial.

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