anti-sociality

antisocial

[an-tee-soh-shuhl, an-tahy-]
adjective
1.
unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people: He's not antisocial, just shy.
2.
antagonistic, hostile, or unfriendly toward others; menacing; threatening: an antisocial act.
3.
opposed or detrimental to social order or the principles on which society is constituted: antisocial behavior.
4.
Psychiatry. of or pertaining to a pattern of behavior in which social norms and the rights of others are persistently violated.
noun
5.
a person exhibiting antisocial traits.

Origin:
1790–1800; anti- + social

antisociality, noun
antisocially, adverb


1. unsociable, retiring, misanthropic. 2. disruptive; intimidating; sinister.


1. gregarious; genial, affable.
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antisocial (ˌæntɪˈsəʊʃəl)
 
adj
1.  avoiding the company of other people; unsociable
2.  contrary or injurious to the interests of society in general
 
anti'socially
 
adv

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antisocial an·ti·so·cial (ān'tē-sō'shəl, ān'tī-)
adj.
Behaving in a manner that violates the social or legal norms of society.


an'ti·so'cial·ly adv.
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