antisocial

adjective
an·​ti·​so·​cial | \ ˌan-tē-ˈsō-shəl How to pronounce antisocial (audio) , ˌan-ˌtī-\

Definition of antisocial

1 : averse to the society of others : unsociable
2 : hostile or harmful to organized society especially : being or marked by behavior deviating sharply from the social norm
3 psychology : of, relating to, or characteristic of antisocial personality disorder Although community placement before discharge reduces subsequent antisocial behavior, most have apparently required outpatient mental health services indefinitely …— Nathaniel S. Lehrman

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Other Words from antisocial

antisocially \ -​shə-​lē How to pronounce antisocially (audio) \ adverb

Examples of antisocial in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of antisocial

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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antisocial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of antisocial

: violent or harmful to people
: not friendly to other people

antisocial

adjective
an·​ti·​so·​cial | \ ˌan-ti-ˈsō-shəl How to pronounce antisocial (audio) , ˌan-ˌtī-\

Kids Definition of antisocial

1 : violent or harmful to people Crime is antisocial.
2 : unfriendly She's not antisocial, just shy.

antisocial

adjective
an·​ti·​so·​cial | \ -ˈsō-shəl How to pronounce antisocial (audio) \

Medical Definition of antisocial

: hostile or harmful to organized society: as
a : being or marked by behavior deviating sharply from the social norm
b : of, relating to, or characterized by an antisocial personality, the antisocial personality disorder, or behavior typical of either

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