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Unsociability   Listen

An unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship.  Synonym: unsociableness.

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"Unsociability" Quotes from Famous Books

... what cause my own crustiness proceeds. I am of no essential unsociability. Nor is it wholly the masquerade of unaccustomed clothes. I am deft with a bow-knot and patient with my collar. It may be partly a perversity of sex, inasmuch as we men are sometimes "taken" by our women folk. But chiefly it comes from an unwillingness to pledge the ...
— Chimney-Pot Papers • Charles S. Brooks

... the boy who broke the silence at last. He seemed, in some awkward way, to be trying to atone for his former unsociability. ...
— The Moving Finger • E. Phillips Oppenheim

... concluded you returned. You have made me good amends by the entertaining story of your travels. If I were not too disjointed for long journeys, I should like to see much of what you have seen; but if I had the agility of Vestris, I would not purchase all that pleasure for my eyes at the expense of my unsociability, which could not have borne the hospitality you experienced. It was always death to me, when I did travel England, to have lords and ladies receive me and show me their castles, instead of turning me over to their housekeeper: it hindered my seeing any thing, and I was the whole ...
— Letters of Horace Walpole, V4 • Horace Walpole

Words linked to "Unsociability" :   temperament, aloofness, unsociableness, secretiveness, standoffishness, sociability, unsociable, introversion, disposition, remoteness, closeness, withdrawnness

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