not sociable or gregarious; withdrawn from society.
indifferent to or averse to conforming to conventional standards of behavior.
inconsiderate of others; selfish; egocentric.

1880–85; a-6 + social Unabridged
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asocial (eɪˈsəʊʃəl)
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 & History

1883, "antagonistic to society or social order," from a- "not" + social; also cf. antisocial.
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asocial a·so·cial (ā-sō'shəl)

  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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Example sentences
Taking oxytocin boosts social skills in people with the asocial disorder.
Wildcats of course are completely asocial, even when an abundance of food is
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.
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