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unsociable

[ uhn-soh-shuh-buhl ]

adjective

  1. not sociable; having, showing, or marked by a disinclination to friendly social relations; withdrawn.
  2. lacking or preventing social relationships:

    an unsociable boardinghouse.



unsociable

/ ʌnˈsəʊʃəbəl /

adjective

  1. (of a person) disinclined to associate or fraternize with others
  2. unconducive to social intercourse

    an unsociable neighbourhood



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Derived Forms

  • unˌsociaˈbility, noun
  • unˈsociably, adverb
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Other Words From

  • unso·cia·bili·ty un·socia·ble·ness noun
  • un·socia·bly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of unsociable1

First recorded in 1590–1600; un- 1 + sociable
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Example Sentences

He that refused a pipe in company was accounted peevish and unsociable.

Men had uttered foul calumnies concerning him merely because they believed him to be eccentric and unsociable.

Even the gruff, grumpy, unsociable rhinoceros amiably allowed him to stroke its head with his trunk.

He was a brooding, unsociable sort of man, and it didn't make any difference to the chaps whether he had a union ticket or not.

Things will look strange and unsociable for a while, until you get the hang of them.

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