unsociableness love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being unsociable; unsociability.

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  • noun The state or quality of being unsociable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship


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unsociable +‎ -ness


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  • Yes, his present feeling of unsociableness went deeper than mere fatigue: it was a kind of deliberate turning-in on himself.

    Ultima Thule 2003

  • Anyone who has been in close contact with country life can readily imagine the ignorance, bigotry, prejudice, unfairness and unsociableness of the population; the tendency to cling to the past no matter what its shortcomings; the unwillingness to venture into even the rosiest future which involves change.

    The New Education A Review of Progressive Educational Movements of the Day (1915) Scott Nearing 1933

  • Snuffy was telling me they like him real well, considering his unsociableness.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 1908

  • And under the force of this tradition we idealise the rugged and unmanageable, we find something heroic in rough clothes and hands, in bad manners, insensitive behaviour, and unsociableness.

    An Englishman Looks at the World 1906

  • "This is so much better than gossip, unsociableness, sullen silence, and quarreling."

    The Cyclopedia of the Colored Baptists of Alabama Their Leaders and Their Work 1895

  • An intimacy sprang up between the Rameyevs and Trirodov -- that is, to the extent that Trirodov's unsociableness and love of a solitary life permitted him to become intimate.

    The Created Legend Fyodor [pseud.] Sologub 1895

  • Cousin Ola thought of the pitiful part he had been playing all evening; his unsociableness weighed so much upon his mind that he answered -- the very stupidest thing he could have answered, he thought, the moment the words were out of his lips -- "I'm so sorry that I can't sing."

    Tales of Two Countries Alexander Lange Kielland 1877

  • His stature was reduced, his unsociableness seemed modified; he now looked to be a smallish, friendless person, as if some ownerless dog had darted through the street, and heard a kind chirp at the tavern door, where his reception had been stones.

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times George Alfred Townsend 1877

  • But it was only those who knew him intimately that could venture, after long separation, to break in upon this seeming unsociableness and hauteur.

    James Fenimore Cooper American Men of Letters Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury 1876

  • All this apparent unsociableness is merely shyness -- the national characteristic of the Englishman.

    Character Samuel Smiles 1858


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