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asocial

[ey-soh-shuh l] /eɪˈsoʊ ʃəl/
adjective
1.
not sociable or gregarious; withdrawn from society.
2.
indifferent to or averse to conforming to conventional standards of behavior.
3.
inconsiderate of others; selfish; egocentric.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; a-6 + social
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Examples from the web for asocial
  • Taking oxytocin boosts social skills in people with the asocial disorder.
  • Wildcats of course are completely asocial, even when an abundance of food is offered.
  • Domesticated cats are not completely asocial but they are not as social, or at any rate not social in the same way, as dogs.
  • At a more principled level, this kind of argument is asocial and irresponsible.
  • Insulating them from the consequences of their actions encourages asocial irresponsibility.
British Dictionary definitions for asocial

asocial

/eɪˈsəʊʃəl/
adjective
1.
avoiding contact; not gregarious
2.
unconcerned about the welfare of others
3.
hostile to society or social practices
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Word Origin and History for asocial
adj.

1883, "antagonistic to society or social order," from a- "not" + social (adj.); also cf. antisocial.

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asocial in Medicine

asocial a·so·cial (ā-sō'shəl)
adj.

  1. Avoiding or averse to the society of others; not sociable.

  2. Unable or unwilling to conform to normal standards of social behavior; antisocial.

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