asocial vs antisocial : Common Errors in English

About asocial vs antisocial

Someone who doesn’t enjoy socializing at parties might be described aseither “asocial” or “antisocial’; but “asocial” is too mild a term todescribe someone who commits an antisocial act like planting a bomb.“Asocial” suggests indifference to or separation from society, whereas“anti-social” more often suggests active hostility toward society.

asocial Meaning(s)

  • (s) given to avoiding association with others
  • (s) hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior

antisocial Meaning(s)

  • (s) shunning contact with others
  • (s) hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior

asocial in News

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  1. 'Offline' Beer Glass Stops Anti-Social Phone Use in Bars

    A man walks into a bar; he stares at his phone all night It's the punchline of modern society — people visit a public establishment to grab a drink with their friends, only to ignore them for an electronic device One bar aims to discourage such antisocial behavior by introducing a beer mug that can only stand upright when placed on a cellphone Salve Jorge Bar in São Paulo, Brazil, unveiled the ...
    on June 16, 2013 Source: Mashable

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    on June 15, 2013 Source: ESPN Blogs

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