antisocial

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj antisocial hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior "criminal behavior or conduct that violates the rights of other individuals is antisocial","crimes...and other asocial behavior","an antisocial deed"
    • adj antisocial shunning contact with others; just shy" "standoffish and antisocial","he's not antisocial"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Antisocial Tending to interrupt or destroy social intercourse; averse to society, or hostile to its existence; as, antisocial principles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • antisocial Averse or antagonistic to sociality or social intercourse.
    • antisocial Opposed to social order, or the principles on which society is constituted.
    • antisocial Specifically, in sociology, pertaining to a class of persons devoid of normal social instincts and showing criminal tendencies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Antisocial an-ti-sōsh′al opposed to the principles and usages of society.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Anti- and Social.

Usage

In literature:

This was some new level of antisocial daring.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
The isolation and exclusiveness of a gang or clique brings its antisocial spirit into relief.
"Democracy and Education" by John Dewey
They perform antisocial acts.
"Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
It is the fountain head of all inhuman and antisocial feeling.
"The Positive School of Criminology" by Enrico Ferri
His ideals of life were not formulated in a real world, but in an artificial, antisocial environment.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
His antisocial nature and his miserable manner of living kept every one from him.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
The angry, antisocial person is most emphatically an irreligious person; there can be no love of his brother man where that spirit is.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
It is thus exquisitely egocentric, selfish, personal, and antisocial.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
The varieties which nature really produces are brains which are more liable than others to produce antisocial actions.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
And so many survival reactions outlast their usefulness, becoming essentially antisocial and antisurvival.
"The Short Life" by Francis Donovan
Buddhism is declared to be inhuman and antisocial.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Setting yourself up as someone superior to the Strategy Board is the most antisocial type of egocentrism imaginable.
"The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett
In the atmosphere of sham-truth all the antisocial instincts grow rankly.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo Münsterberg
It is antisocial in a case expressly meant by its final cause for the triumph of sociality; 2.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
Whatever vorkum did, it certainly convinced insects that we were inedible and antisocial.
"To Choke an Ocean" by Jesse F. (Jesse Franklin) Bone
According to the article, the most dangerous antisocial phenomenon in the social life of the country was patriarchalism.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
It's not very much; however, considering the antisocial attitudes on this lousy world, it is the best we could do.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
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In news:

Garlic's benefits antioxidant , antisocial.
Poor sense of smell linked to antisocial personality disorder.
Open meetings law makes elected officials antisocial .
Facebook is ubiquitous, but is it really an antisocial network.
During the ASAE and The Center annual meeting, I ran into a situation that made me wonder if social media actually is making us antisocial , at least with the people we're actually in the room with.
The Latest on Antisocial Personality Disorder.
An adults-only diagnosis, antisocial personality disorder describes individuals who tend to disregard and violate the rights of others around them.
Teen Shooter's Life Paints Antisocial Portrait.
Chelsea Clinton Antisocial at Social Media Panel.
Garlic's benefits antioxidant, antisocial .
Poor sense of smell linked to antisocial personality disorder .
The Latest on Antisocial Personality Disorder .
Introverts are not shy, antisocial or socially anxious.
Early adversity is associated with later psychopathology, including conduct disorder, antisocial personality disorder, anxiety, and depression.
Although the psychopathy diagnosis has never been included in any commonly accepted classification system for mental disorders (including the DSM), the very word psychopath is often linked to criminal violence and antisocial behaviour.
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In science:

Heaviside’s behaviour some times strange, antisocial and even bizarre did not prevented him of becoming one of the great names in the history of electromagnetic theory.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
For instance, there may be saturations (highly connected people might become less accessible), threshold effects (hermits may be prone to antisocial tendencies), and other non-linearities.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
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