antisocial etymology

English word antisocial comes from English social, English anti-

Detailed word origin of antisocial

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
social English (eng) (British, colloquial) (with definite article) Abbreviation of social security, referring to the UK state welfare system, or of related terms such as Social Security Office or Social Security Benefit.. (Canada). (Canadian Prairies) A dance held to raise money for a couple to be married.. (US, colloquial). (dated, Ireland) A dinner dance event, usually held annually by a company or sporting [...]
anti- English (eng) (immunology) That reacts with immunoglobins found in the specified animal.. Against, hostile to.. Contrasting with the norm.. Counteracting, neutralizing.. Opposite of, reverse.. Physically opposite: applied to mountain ranges.. Related to antiparticles.
antisocial English (eng) An antisocial individual. Antagonistic, hostile, or unfriendly toward others; menacing. Opposed to social order or the principles of society; hostile toward society. Unwilling or unable to cooperate and associate normally with other people.

Words with the same origin as antisocial

Descendants of social
Descendants of anti-
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