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antisocial

When someone is antisocial, they're either rude and unmannered or they avoid other people. Either way, they're not the life of the party.

This is a word that describes people and behaviors that are not very welcoming to others. Yelling, swearing, pushing, and generally being a jerk are all antisocial behaviors. Being a hermit and avoiding contact with other people is antisocial, too. Though this is a negative word, it's not entirely bad. We all need to get away from others once in awhile, and people who seem antisocial may just need a little space.

Definitions of antisocial
  1. adjective
    shunning contact with others
    “standoffish and antisocial
    “he's not antisocial
    Synonyms:
    unsociable
    not inclined to society or companionship
  2. adjective
    hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior
    “criminal behavior or conduct that violates the rights of other individuals is antisocial
    “an antisocial deed”
    synonyms: asocial
    unsocial
    not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions
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