unsociable

adjective
un·​so·​cia·​ble | \ ˌən-ˈsō-shə-bəl How to pronounce unsociable (audio) \

Definition of unsociable

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

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Other Words from unsociable

unsociability \ ˌən-​ˌsō-​shə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce unsociable (audio) \ noun
unsociableness \ ˌən-​ˈsō-​shə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce unsociable (audio) \ noun
unsociably \ ˌən-​ˈsō-​shə-​blē How to pronounce unsociable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unsociable in a Sentence

a job with unsociable hours an unsociable but not an overtly rude child
Recent Examples on the Web Gaming has so often been painted with the wrong brush — stereotyped as being isolating and unsociable. Bartosz Skwarczek, Forbes, 17 June 2021 The social media generation is increasingly clueless and unsociable. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 1 Mar. 2020 Samuel Johnson, one recalls, a ferociously unsociable reader, and blind as a bat, was constantly in danger of singeing his wig against his candle. John Sutherland, New York Times, 2 Jan. 2018 The mighty otaku: Japan’s growing legion of geeks, once derided as unsociable misfits, has become a significant force of spenders whose financial clout is expected to keep growing. Wired News Report, WIRED, 7 Oct. 2005 Born in 1852 in a small town in northeastern Spain, Cajal described himself as a poor student, shy and unsociable, Swanson writes. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, 23 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of unsociable

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jun 2021

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“Unsociable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsociable. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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unsociable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unsociable

: not liking to be with other people : not sociable

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