Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun social

1 sense of social

Sense 1
sociable, social, mixer -- (a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity)
       => party -- (a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner")

Antonyms of adj social

4 of 6 senses of social

Sense 2
social (vs. unsocial) -- (living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; "a human being is a social animal"; "mature social behavior")

unsocial (vs. social) -- (not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions; "the unsocial disposition to neglect one's neighbors")
        => alone (predicate) -- (isolated from others; "could be alone in a crowded room"; "was alone with her thoughts"; "I want to be alone")
        => antisocial, asocial -- (hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior; "criminal behavior or conduct that violates the rights of other individuals is antisocial"; "crimes...and other asocial behavior"; "an antisocial deed")
        => asocial -- (given to avoiding association with others; "bears are asocial secretive animals"; "are you asocial or do you just enjoy living in the Antarctic?")
        => lone (prenominal), lonely (prenominal), solitary -- (characterized by or preferring solitude; "a lone wolf"; "a lonely existence"; "a man of a solitary disposition"; "a solitary walk")
        => recluse, reclusive, withdrawn -- (withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life")

Sense 4
social -- (composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability; "a purely social club"; "the church has a large social hall"; "a social director")

INDIRECT (VIA sociable) -> unsociable -- (not inclined to society or companionship; "an unsociable nature...shy and reserved"; "generally unsociable except with intimate friends"; "unsociable behavior"; "an unsociable neighborhood")

Sense 5
social -- (tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind; "ants are social insects")

INDIRECT (VIA gregarious) -> ungregarious -- ((of animals) not gregarious)

Sense 6
social -- (marked by friendly companionship with others; "a social cup of coffee")

INDIRECT (VIA friendly) -> unfriendly -- (not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take")

Similarity of adj social

6 senses of social

Sense 1
social, societal -- (relating to human society and its members; "social institutions"; "societal evolution"; "societal forces"; "social legislation")

Sense 2
social (vs. unsocial) -- (living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; "a human being is a social animal"; "mature social behavior")
       => cultural, ethnic, ethnical -- (denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people; "influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy; "ethnic food")
       => gregarious -- (instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others; "he is a gregarious person who avoids solitude")
       => interpersonal -- (occurring among or involving several people; "interpersonal situations in which speech occurs")
       => multiethnic, multi-ethnic -- (involving several ethnic groups)
          Also See-> friendly#1; gregarious#1; sociable#1

Sense 3
social -- (relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society; "made fun of her being so social and high-toned"; "a social gossip colum"; "the society page")

Sense 4
social -- (composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability; "a purely social club"; "the church has a large social hall"; "a social director")
       => sociable (vs. unsociable) -- (inclined to or conducive to companionship with others; "a sociable occasion"; "enjoyed a sociable chat"; "a sociable conversation"; "Americans are sociable and gregarious")

Sense 5
social -- (tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind; "ants are social insects")
       => gregarious (vs. ungregarious) -- ((of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species; "gregarious bird species")

Sense 6
social -- (marked by friendly companionship with others; "a social cup of coffee")
       => friendly (vs. unfriendly) -- (characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess")

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