Definition of asocial in English:



  • Avoiding social interaction; inconsiderate of or hostile to others.

    ‘a tendency to asocial behaviour’
    • ‘Here, she gets very close to describing the real problem we face today: not a problem of antisocial behaviour but rather the problem of living in an asocial society.’
    • ‘Once upon a time, monsters were, for the most part, a warning against asocial behaviour.’
    • ‘The human organism is an asocial, complex, biological entity.’
    • ‘Social groups were composed largely of males, but some males remained solitary year-round and most females were asocial.’
    • ‘This suggests that the asocial ideal of the autonomous individual is limited in the enjoyment of life it can produce.’
    • ‘Rousseau taught that human beings are naturally asocial, and in that case to live in society is to be terribly oppressed (unless, he thought, you totally surrender your self).’
    • ‘Such radically asocial people easily behave in an anti-social way because they see nothing wrong with it.’
    • ‘Theology conducts its discussions of God within and between all these varied communities, and asocial theology is not an option.’
    • ‘One even observes today an outbreak of asocial behavior - ‘little’ daily acts of senseless violence in our cities.’
    • ‘So really, I would argue that he's simply a very organized, asocial person.’
    • ‘This introverted and asocial woman would have a deep and long-lasting friendship with us.’
    • ‘He expresses concern that a society that ceases to respect the ‘res publica’ and loses all faith in a ‘national philosophy’ may well drift into an asocial and culturally vacuous anomie.’
    • ‘By suggesting an asocial relationship before the intervention of social roles, class, and structures, it threatens to upset the existing order.’
    • ‘The right to be angry, enraged and furious has been rationalised away as asocial, pathological behaviour.’
    • ‘This asocial conceptualization of competition and markets leads to the view of social relations as ‘impediments’ or ‘friction’ in the efficient functioning of markets.’
    • ‘This seems to mean that the exhibition is indifferent to abstraction, surrealism or art of an introverted, asocial or eccentric nature.’
    • ‘An autistic child placed under pressure will behave in an asocial way by withdrawing, or ignoring or using stereotypes (e.g.: rocking or flapping) to place distance between themselves and the source of pressure.’
    • ‘Perhaps some people indeed think of it as a video game, which is why they may act out all sorts of asocial needs on the avatars walking across their screen.’
    • ‘He reasoned that atomized, asocial economic actors better serve competitive markets.’
    • ‘Contrary to a commonly held belief, self-regulated learning is not asocial in nature and origin.’
    objectionable, offensive, beyond the pale, unacceptable, unsocial, asocial, distasteful
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