AskDefine | Define antisocial

Dictionary Definition

antisocial adj
1 shunning contact with others; "standoffish and antisocial"; "he's not antisocial; just shy"
2 unwilling or unable to conform to normal standards of social behavior; "criminal behavior or conduct that violates the rights of other individuals is antisocial"; "crimes...and other asocial behavior" [syn: asocial]

User Contributed Dictionary




Anti- + social


  1. Unwilling or unable to associate normally with other people
  2. antagonistic, hostile, or unfriendly toward others; menacing
  3. Opposed to social order or the principles of society


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Extensive Definition

Antisocial can refer to a person who is unwilling to socialize in a normal way or is hostile to others:
In psychiatry, antisocial can refer to:
In music:
  • "Antisocial", a song by hard rock band Trust

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