in·​so·​cia·​ble (ˌ)in-ˈsō-shə-bəl How to pronounce insociable (audio)
: not sociable
insociably adverb

Word History


Latin insociabilis, from in- + sociabilis sociable

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of insociable was in 1588

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“Insociable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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