Definition of antisocial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌan(t)ēˈsōSHəl/
Pronunciation: /ˌanˌtīˈsōSHəl/


1Contrary to the laws and customs of society; devoid of or antagonistic to sociable instincts or practices: a dangerous, unprincipled, antisocial type of man
More example sentences
  • The UK government's obsession with tackling antisocial behaviour is making society even more lonely and fragmented.
  • She said the boy had already signed an antisocial behaviour contract, under which police and the authorities monitor his actions closely.
  • In contrast, the antisocial behaviour of children who did not have psychopathic tendencies was mainly influenced by environmental factors.
sociopathic, distasteful, disruptive, rebellious, misanthropic, asocial
2Not sociable; not wanting the company of others.
Example sentences
  • Bessie was wildly sociable; Jack was antisocial.
  • But don't assume that packing food means lunch hours secluded in our cubicles like antisocial moles or hermits.
  • I'm therefore viewing it in a far more solitary, antisocial way, on my computer, and I'm watching it alongside computer texts, often texts that relate to, back up or expand my understanding of the TV show.
unsociable, unfriendly, uncommunicative, reclusive, withdrawn, avoidant
informal standoffish

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Syllabification: an·ti·so·cial

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