nonsocial

adjective

non·​so·​cial ˌnän-ˈsō-shəl How to pronounce nonsocial (audio)
: not socially oriented : lacking a social component

Examples of nonsocial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their active periods included social and nonsocial behaviors such as fighting or grooming themselves or one another. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, 13 June 2023 These findings show that incidental olfactory suspicion cues can affect performance on social as well as nonsocial reasoning tasks. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 8 July 2015 Alcohol placebos affect social behaviors but not nonsocial ones, and have not previously been shown to affect memory. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 19 Jan. 2011 But farming in nonsocial insects, like the loner lizard beetles, is more mysterious. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 8 Nov. 2013 The surveys assessed the personality of the animals in five categories: Fearfulness, including fear of people, nonsocial fear, fear of dogs, fear of handling. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 5 Aug. 2022 The up or down arrows were a nonsocial, abstract cue. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, 31 Jan. 2018 And now even a nonsocial network, Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google and the elephant in the digital room, is looking to get in the game. Daisuke Wakabayashi, New York Times, 1 Sep. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonsocial was in 1857

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“Nonsocial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonsocial. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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