She has poor social skills.
The vacation resort held a lot of social events.
I joined the club to improve my social life.
Her sister is much more social than she is. social institutions like marriage and family
Health care is a major social issue.
Child abuse has become a serious social problem.
Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for social change.
Most humans are social beings. Noun
The club has socials every month.
He's living on the social now. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
But since then, social conservatives have whipped up outrage and concern about gender-affirming care for trans kids.—Faith E. Pinho, Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2023 At the 2023 PCCAs on Thursday, the country music legend, 59, received the first-ever country champion award, recognizing her commitment to social advocacy and philanthropy throughout her career.—Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 29 Sep. 2023 Its demise offers crucial lessons for platforms trying to engage with power users — and a deeper understanding of who ultimately controls a social product.—Taylor Lorenz, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 Erik Ortiz Erik Ortiz is a senior reporter for NBC News Digital focusing on racial injustice and social inequality.—Erik Ortiz, NBC News, 28 Sep. 2023 The most social social media these days is … texting.—Faith Hill, The Atlantic, 28 Sep. 2023 This all comes on the heels of Lizzo accepting the Black Music Action Coalition’s Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award, an honor that acknowledged her philanthropic work and commitment to social justice.—Thania Garcia, Variety, 28 Sep. 2023 Did scavenging contribute to promote social organization?—Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Sep. 2023 McKay’s convoluted flick passed off snarky Hollywood narrative finagling for social insight, and Dumb Money winds up almost as unsatisfying — certainly as suspicious.—Armond White, National Review, 27 Sep. 2023
Entertainment & Arts Chris Evans and Taron Egerton deactivate socials: ‘My ability to be present is eroding’
June 30, 2023
Representatives for Evans and Baptista did not respond to The Times’ requests for comment.—Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 For details go to Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire website and on all socials.—Liza Lentini, Spin, 1 Sep. 2023 The union rules prohibit members from promoting new or finished works being released during the strike in interviews, on their socials or on red carpets.—Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 31 Aug. 2023 For a taste of the Boston Kizomba Festival energy year-round, local instructors organize semi-regular socials and dance parties, like a pop-up kizomba social on the Providence Bridge this week and Paul’s upcoming Kiz’Thursday event at Moves & Vibes Dancing Academy on Sept. 7.—Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Aug. 2023 Lovato wrote on their socials back in 2019 after signing with Braun.—Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 23 Aug. 2023 Often suggested for informal work socials or networking events, smart casual style revolves around building an outfit that’s relaxed—yet still professional.—Christian Allaire, Vogue, 3 Aug. 2023 The photos will be displayed from Saturday morning until 11 a.m. Tuesday, when the Hayes host an annual Fourth of July ice-cream social.—The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 June 2023 Additionally, Jackson has scrubbed his socials of any photos and mentions of Palmer.—Carlos De Loera, Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Latin socialis, from socius companion, ally, associate; akin to Old English secg man, companion, Latin sequi to follow — more at sue