Synonyms and Antonyms of social

  1. 1 likely to seek or enjoy the company of others not exactly the social sort, our boss generally stays in his office and keeps to himself Synonyms boon, clubbable (also clubable), clubby, companionable, extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing, sociable, convivialRelated Words cordial, folksy, forthcoming, friendly, hospitable; affable, genial, gracious; agreeable, amiable, congenial, kindly, neighborly; animated, gay, jaunty, jolly, jovial, lively, peppy, perky, pert, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, vivacious; communicative, expansive, garrulous, talkative; bright, buoyant, cheerful, chipper, effervescent, upbeat; bubbly, exuberant, high-spiritedNear Antonyms misanthropic; aloof, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish; mum, mute, reticent, silent, taciturnAntonyms antisocial, insociable, introverted, nongregarious, reclusive, unsociable, unsocial

  2. 2 tending to group with others of the same kind dogs are social animals, preferring by nature to be part of a pack Synonyms gregarious, sociable, colonialRelated Words associational, consociational, subsocial; dependent, parasitic (also parasitical), precocial, symbioticNear Antonyms autonomous, independent, self-contained, semiautonomous, semi-independent; altricial, self-subsistent, self-sufficient, self-supporting, self-sustaining; lone, recluse, reclusive, unsociableAntonyms nonsocial, solitary

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