- not sociable; having, showing, or marked by a disinclination to friendly social relations; withdrawn.
- lacking or preventing social relationships: an unsociable boardinghouse.
Origin of unsociable
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Related Wordsaloof, antagonistic, cold, cool, distant, hostile, inaccessible, inhospitable, introverted, laid-back, recessive, reclusive, reserved, retiring, secretive, sensitive, shy, standoffish, stuck-up, timid
Examples from the Web for unsociable
An unsociable meal it was—almost as unpleasant as were their inward thoughts.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Things will look strange and unsociable for a while, until you get the hang of them.Devil's Ford
He was immediately reprehended for his brusque, unsociable manner.Mountain Blood
A touch of pride came to him and he resolved that he would be as unsociable as his relative.Randy of the River
Horatio Alger Jr.
She had felt lonely at times, silent and unsociable, but never shy!More About Peggy
Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
- (of a person) disinclined to associate or fraternize with others
- unconducive to social intercoursean unsociable neighbourhood
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Word Origin and History for unsociable
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