unsociable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unsociable not inclined to society or companionship "an unsociable nature...shy and reserved","generally unsociable except with intimate friends","unsociable behavior","an unsociable neighborhood"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Unsociable Not sociable; not inclined to society; averse to companionship or conversation; solitary; reserved; as, an unsociable person or temper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unsociable Not sociable, in any sense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unsociable un-sō′sha-bl not sociable or inclined to society: reserved
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Usage

In literature:

He had grown unsociable and preferred to stay home and read books rather than go a-visiting as did others.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The cold little girl with no hat, a strange, somewhat unsociable, new person, and I stood there waiting one hour.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
We repeat, there is nothing like absolute individuality, except among isolated and unsocial savages.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
The two neighbors had very little to do with each other after that; and the hermit became still more unsocial and morose.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 6, June, 1886, Bay State Monthly Volume 4, No. 6, June, 1886" by Various
It was cruel of me, they declared, to be so unsociable.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
I. should make us unsociable each with the other.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
We grunted indifferently in reply, as an unsociable man might.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
We were thought to be only an unsociable married pair.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
An unsociable lot, the lone still boys, and wouldn't warm up to me a bit.
"The Madness of May" by Meredith Nicholson
I am of no essential unsociability.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
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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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