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unsocial Line breaks: un|social
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈsəʊʃ(ə)l/

Definition of unsocial in English:


1British (Of the hours of work of a job) falling outside the normal working day and thus socially inconvenient.
Example sentences
  • Many social workers work unsocial hours and work incredibly hard.
  • The defendant had put nearly £20,000, his life savings, into the post office believing he would ultimately become a partner but he worked long unsocial hours and was not rewarded.
  • Furthermore, better unsocial hours patient care is surely likely when provided by dedicated night shift doctors instead of GPs dragged back out of bed after a day of surgeries and home visits?
2Causing annoyance and disapproval in others; antisocial: the unsocial behaviour of young teenagers
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  • However they are adamant that they will not be ‘unfairly imposed upon to accept further abuse through property damage, theft and general unsocial behaviour’.
  • Deputy Sen O Fearghail, who also heads the Cill Dara Housing Association, said in the CYMS on Friday, that unsocial behaviour among tenants would not be tolerated.
  • ‘Gardaí have been called there on numerous occasions and there's a lot of unsocial behaviour going on,’ he said.
3Not seeking the company of others: mountain goats are relatively unsocial
More example sentences
  • I like people, I'm just unsocial because of my hearing, not antisocial.
  • Watching her 13-year-old daughter falter in her studies and become more and more unsocial has firmed Yang's decision to divorce.
  • Through this isolation, people have become unsocial and full of apprehension about trusting or opening up to each other.


Example sentences
  • Any unsocially aggressive men will have to answer to brothel security or the police, of course.
  • Im not interested in the dumb, slobby, burger-eating, beer-drinking unsocially aware girls.
  • Here is Marx the future socialist, unsocially shunning his school fellows while his mental acrobatics charm Ludwig von Westphalen, a much older man of a much higher social position.
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