- avoiding association with others; unsociable
- against the basic principles of society; harmful to the welfare of the people generally
- Antisocial is defined as someone who is unable, or chooses not, to spend time with other people, and sometimes expresses their feelings in an unkind or rude way.
An example of an antisocial person is a hermit.
- The definition of antisocial is someone who goes against the norms in society or behavior.
An example of an antisocial person is Timothy McVeigh.
- Shunning the society of others; not sociable.
- Hostile to or disruptive of the established social order; marked by or engaging in behavior that violates accepted mores: gangs engaging in vandalism and other antisocial behavior.
- Antagonistic toward or disrespectful of others; rude.
(comparative more antisocial, superlative most antisocial)
- An antisocial individual.
anti- + social
- Though it is never too late to intervene, researchers warn that if by age eight a child has not learned ways other than coercion to meet his social goals, he has a high chance of continuing with antisocial behavior throughout his lifetime.
- School-based programs from early childhood onward that teach conflict resolution, emotional literacy, and anger management skills have been shown to interrupt the development of antisocial behavior in low-risk students.
- Antisocial behaviors exist along a severity continuum and include repeated violations of social rules, defiance of authority and of the rights of others, deceitfulness, theft, and reckless disregard for self and others.
- The most important goals of treating antisocial behavior are to measure and describe the individual child's or adolescent's actual problem behaviors and to effectively teach him or her the positive behaviors that should be adopted instead.
- For those adolescents who have both AD/HD and a conduct disorder, up to 25 percent go on to develop antisocial personality disorder and the criminal behavior, substance abuse, and high rate of suicide attempts that are symptomatic of it.