unsociability

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unsociability an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Unsociability The quality or state of being unsociable; unsociableness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n unsociability The state of being unsociable; unsociableness.
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Usage

In literature:

Therewith the discourse died; and the miles that remained were made in unsocial silence.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
She continued her domestic, unsocial habits, always closeted with mademoiselle, or else above in her own room.
"Germinie Lacerteux" by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
He was unsocial; somehow that interested me more.
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge
And yet that was just what he wished; was actually the chief reason for his unsociable resolutions.
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
It was a most unsociable trio that gathered at the breakfast table that Saturday morning.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
I ask your pardon, madam; I know I am unsociable.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
There emerges a distinction between unsocial and social freedom.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
She did not want to be unsociable with the nurse; but she wanted to think, alone.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
And so she had left me early, saying, in her impetuous way, that I was unsociable.
"The Love Story of Abner Stone" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
What can this unsociability be?
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
He was a curiously unsocial youth; had few pleasures that he shared with his cousins, but gloated over his own acquisitions quietly like a miser.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
He becomes an unsocial being and ceases to contribute to the wealth, peace or establishment of society.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
His cheerfulness, too, seemed forced, and he had grown strangely unsociable in his habits.
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
But with Susan, the moose calf, and Carrots, the unsociable young fox, it was different.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
So long as society includes unsocial elements it must apply motives applicable to the most brutal.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
It was combined with a frankness of sympathy and interest subtly flattering to a man of my unsocial habit of mind.
"Masterpieces of Mystery" by Various
And it was not from any unsocial habit that he fell into this restraint.
"Whittier-land" by Samuel T. Pickard
I do not care for it myself, but I do not like to appear unsocial.
"Little Wolf" by M. A. Cornelius
You have been a most unsociable little creature all day.
"Leonore Stubbs" by L. B. Walford
Driven to devise a mode of existence both unsocial and unintellectual, he had stumbled upon strange things in human life.
"Command" by William McFee
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In poetry:

"Mornin'," I sez to 'im,
Gloomy, 'e seemed to be.
Glum an' unsociable. Comes in the shop
"Mornin'," I sez to 'im.
'E don't say anythin'.
"You're next," I sez; an' 'e sits with a flop.
"The Barber's Story" by C J Dennis
Thy lustre o'er each mind display,
Where Reason deigns to gleam;
Thou, ardent as the God of Day,
Yet mild as Luna's beam;
Teach men each other's bliss to prize,
Th' unsocial thought and self-bound wish despise.
"Ode To Benevolence" by Elizabeth Bentley

In news:

Possibly it helps to be 12 and pretty much unsocialized.
I also like Kermit the dog, but I think Marbles is an unsociable assh@le.
ELLEN BECK has spent two years working with Muneca, who came into Pets Lifeline scared and unsocialized.
Myths about unsocialized home-schoolers are false, and most are well prepped for college, experts say.
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