Definition of asocial in English:



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

    ‘a tendency to asocial behaviour’
    • ‘He reasoned that atomized, asocial economic actors better serve competitive markets.’
    • ‘This introverted and asocial woman would have a deep and long-lasting friendship with us.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Contrary to a commonly held belief, self-regulated learning is not asocial in nature and origin.’
    • ‘This seems to mean that the exhibition is indifferent to abstraction, surrealism or art of an introverted, asocial or eccentric nature.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Such radically asocial people easily behave in an anti-social way because they see nothing wrong with it.’
    • ‘By suggesting an asocial relationship before the intervention of social roles, class, and structures, it threatens to upset the existing order.’
    • ‘Theology conducts its discussions of God within and between all these varied communities, and asocial theology is not an option.’
    • ‘This suggests that the asocial ideal of the autonomous individual is limited in the enjoyment of life it can produce.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Social groups were composed largely of males, but some males remained solitary year-round and most females were asocial.’
    • ‘Once upon a time, monsters were, for the most part, a warning against asocial behaviour.’
    • ‘The human organism is an asocial, complex, biological entity.’
    • ‘The right to be angry, enraged and furious has been rationalised away as asocial, pathological behaviour.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘This asocial conceptualization of competition and markets leads to the view of social relations as ‘impediments’ or ‘friction’ in the efficient functioning of markets.’
    objectionable, offensive, beyond the pale, unacceptable, unsocial, distasteful
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