unsociable

adjective un·so·cia·ble \ ˌən-ˈsō-shə-bəl \

Definition of unsociable

1 :having or showing a disinclination for social activity :solitary, reserved
2 :not conducive to sociability

unsociability

play \ˌən-ˌsō-shə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

unsociableness

play \ˌən-ˈsō-shə-bəl-nəs\ noun

unsociably

play \ˌən-ˈsō-shə-blē\ adverb

Examples of unsociable in a Sentence

  1. a job with unsociable hours

  2. an unsociable but not an overtly rude child

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First Known Use of unsociable

1600


UNSOCIABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unsociable

adjective

Definition of unsociable for English Language Learners

  • : not liking to be with other people : not sociable



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