antisocial: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (an"tē-sō'shul, an"tī-), [key]
— adj.
  1. unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people: He's not antisocial, just shy.
  2. antagonistic, hostile, or unfriendly toward others; menacing; threatening: an antisocial act.
  3. opposed or detrimental to social order or the principles on which society is constituted: antisocial behavior.
  4. of or pertaining to a pattern of behavior in which social norms and the rights of others are persistently violated.
  1. a person exhibiting antisocial traits.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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