Definitions for antisocialˌæn tiˈsoʊ ʃəl, ˌæn taɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•ti•so•cialˌæn tiˈsoʊ ʃəl, ˌæn taɪ-(adj.)

  1. unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people.

  2. antagonistic, hostile, or unfriendly toward others.

  3. opposed or detrimental to social order or the principles on which society is constituted:

    antisocial behavior.

    Category: Sociology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antisocial(adj)

    shunning contact with others

    "standoffish and antisocial"; "he's not antisocial; just shy"

  2. antisocial, asocial(adj)

    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"


  1. antisocial(Adjective)

    Unwilling or unable to associate normally with other people

  2. antisocial(Adjective)

    antagonistic, hostile, or unfriendly toward others; menacing

  3. antisocial(Adjective)

    Opposed to social order or the principles of society; hostile toward society

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antisocial(adj)

    tending to interrupt or destroy social intercourse; averse to society, or hostile to its existence; as, antisocial principles

Translations for antisocial

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


against the welfare of the community etc

It is antisocial to drop rubbish in the street.

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