unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people:
He’s not antisocial, just shy.
antagonistic, hostile, or unfriendly toward others; menacing; threatening:
an antisocial act.
opposed or detrimental to order or the principles on which society is constituted:
Psychiatry. of or relating to a pattern of behavior in which norms and the rights of others are persistently violated.
a person exhibiting antisocial traits.
From my National Post column: when anti-social behavior masquerades as “free speech”.
The Assassin’s Gun: Internet Liberty Gone Way Too Far David Frum May 10, 2013
This quote is supposed to confirm Thatcher as an anti-social radical individualist of the Ayn Rand distemper.
Context for Margaret Thatcher’s ‘There is No Such Thing as Society’ Remarks David Frum April 7, 2013
The brother was an anti-social, self-mythologizing would-be rock star.
Our Favorite Books of 2012: Tina Brown, Andrew Sullivan, and Others’ Picks The Daily Beast December 10, 2012
Then there is an idea that religion is a conservative power, useful as a bulwark against the assaults of anti-social fanatics.
Education and the Higher Life J. L. Spalding
That would have been anti-social egoism; we called it “showing off.”
Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
Who would there be to prevent and repress crimes, that is, anti-social acts?
Anarchy Errico Malatesta
What, then it may be asked, are the causes that produce this anti-social being?
A Plea for the Criminal James Leslie Allan Kayll
They announced it on the radio and they’re saying it’s due to anti-social elements.
The Junkmakers Albert R. Teichner
The State is to sanction the number of births; all others are immoral, because anti-social.
British Socialism J. Ellis Barker
The family is too narrow; its aims are too petty, selfish, and anti-social.
The Son of a Servant August Strindberg
avoiding the company of other people; unsociable
contrary or injurious to the interests of society in general
also antisocial, 1797, from anti- + social (adj.). First-attested use is in sense of “unsociable;” meaning “hostile to social order or norms” is from 1802.
antisocial an·ti·so·cial (ān’tē-sō’shəl, ān’tī-)
Behaving in a manner that violates the social or legal norms of society.
a person who opposes socialism. Also, antisocialistic. opposing socialism, made up of antisocialists, etc.: Antisocialist forces marched on the capital. Historical Examples The repeal of the anti-socialist law could not suddenly alter the spirit of opposition. Socialism and Democracy in Europe Samuel P. Orth I have said that these “down tools” outbursts are anti-socialist. Bolshevism: […]
unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people: He’s not antisocial, just shy. antagonistic, hostile, or unfriendly toward others; menacing; threatening: an antisocial act. opposed or detrimental to order or the principles on which society is constituted: antisocial behavior. Psychiatry. of or relating to a pattern of behavior in […]
(before the revolution) any governmental council. (after the revolution) a local council, originally elected only by manual workers, with certain powers of local administration. (after the revolution) a higher council elected by a local council, being part of a hierarchy of soviets culminating in the Supreme Soviet. any similar council or assembly connected with a […]
the condition of a person or thing, as with respect to circumstances or attributes: a state of health. the condition of matter with respect to structure, form, constitution, phase, or the like: water in a gaseous state. status, rank, or position in life; station: He dresses in a manner befitting his state. the style of […]