asocial

adjective aso·cial \ (ˌ)ā-ˈsō-shəl \
Updated on: 1 Apr 2018

Definition of asocial

: not social: such as
a : rejecting or lacking the capacity for social interaction

Examples of asocial in a Sentence

  1. an asocial and grumpy artist lives alone on the top floor

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First Known Use of asocial

1883

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asocial

adjective aso·cial \ (ˈ)ā-ˈsō-shəl \

medical Definition of asocial

: not social: as
a : not involving or taking part in social interaction with others
  • Swimming is, by nature, asocial … the human community is peripheral.
  • —Akiko BuschThe New York Times8 July 2007
  • … the very individual and often asocial lives of contemporary artists …
  • —Nancy Hynes, Prospect (London)May 2003
b : hostile or harmful to organized society : antisocial
  • The family dynamics of kids who bounce from one home environment to the next could result in behavioral patterns that can lead to asocial activities that include violence, petty crime or drug abuse …
  • —James Edward MillsThe Wisconsin State Journal1 Aug. 2007


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