antisocial

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adjective an·ti·so·cial \ˌan-tē-ˈsō-shəl, ˌan-ˌtī-\

Definition of antisocial

  1. 1 :  averse to the society of others :  unsociable

  2. 2 :  hostile or harmful to organized society; especially :  being or marked by behavior deviating sharply from the social norm

antisocially

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Examples of antisocial in a Sentence

  1. She's not being antisocial; she's just shy at parties.

  2. she's not antisocial, just extremely shy

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First Known Use of antisocial

1790


ANTISOCIAL Defined for English Language Learners

antisocial

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Definition of antisocial for English Language Learners

  • : violent or harmful to people

  • : not friendly to other people


ANTISOCIAL Defined for Kids

antisocial

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adjective an·ti·so·cial \ˌan-ti-ˈsō-shəl, ˌan-ˌtī-\

Definition of antisocial for Students

  1. 1 :  violent or harmful to people Crime is antisocial.

  2. 2 :  unfriendly She's not antisocial, just shy.


Medical Dictionary

antisocial

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adjective an·ti·so·cial \-ˈsō-shəl\

Medical Definition of antisocial

  1. :  hostile or harmful to organized society: asa:  being or marked by behavior deviating sharply from the social normb:  of, relating to, or characterized by an antisocial personality, the antisocial personality disorder, or behavior typical of either



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