un·​so·​cial ˌən-ˈsō-shəl How to pronounce unsocial (audio)
: lacking a taste or desire for society or close association
also : marked by or arising from such a lack
an unsocial disposition
unsocially adverb

Examples of unsocial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But when the homework clause was revealed, the enormous unsocial media fan was out there and the manure hit it with great force. Nick Canepacolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 July 2022 The choice of verbs on social media seems, to Miss Manners, to demonstrate a decidedly unsocial intent. Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2022 And so this silly question is making the rounds on silly sports talk shows and silly unsocial media: Which NFL team is Julio Jones-away from winning the Super Bowl? Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2021 Of course the talk show/unsocial media furor over Luck’s retirement hasn’t been surprising, because people are idiots — and that includes certain numbskull members of the media. San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Aug. 2019 Fueled by unsocial media, these playoffs brought out comparison upon comparison. Nick Canepa, sandiegouniontribune.com, 17 June 2017 Snap Inc., which this week could become the biggest technology public offering in years, is the unsocial social-media company. Georgia Wells, WSJ, 27 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsocial was in 1731

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Cite this Entry

“Unsocial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsocial. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


un·​so·​cial ˌən-ˈsō-shəl How to pronounce unsocial (audio)
: having or showing a lack of desire for the company of others

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