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Synonyms for social
ˈsoʊ ʃəlso·cial

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  1. socialnoun

    asocial, antisocial, unsocial

  2. socialnoun

    Being extroverted or outgoing.

    They organized a social at the dance club to get people to know each other.

    unsocial, antisocial, asocial

  3. socialnoun

    Of or relating to society.

    asocial, unsocial, antisocial

  4. socialadjective

    Relating to social media or social networks.

    Fred hated going down to the social to sign on.

    unsocial, antisocial, asocial

  5. socialadjective

    Short for social security number.

    What's your social?

    antisocial, unsocial, asocial

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. social

    Friendly, as said of persons, signifies having the disposition of a friend; as said of acts, it signifies befitting or worthy of a friend. The adjective friendly does not reach the full significance of the nouns "friend" and "friendship;" one may be friendly to those who are not his friends, and to be in friendly relations often signifies little more than not to be hostile. In its application to persons, accessible is used of public and eminent persons, who might, if disposed, hold themselves at a distance from others. Companionable and sociable refer to manner and behavior, cordial and genial express genuine kindliness of heart. We speak of a cordial greeting, a favorable reception, a neighborly call, a sociable visitor, an amicable settlement, a kind interest, a friendly regard, a hearty welcome. The Saxon friendly is stronger than the Latin amicable; the amicable may be merely formal; the friendly is from the heart. Fond is commonly applied to an affection that becomes, or at least appears, excessive. Affectionate, devoted, and tender are almost always used in a high and good sense; as, an affectionate son; a devoted friend; "the tender mercy of our God," Luke i, 78. Compare FRIENDSHIP.

    accessible, affable, affectionate, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, cordial, favorable, fond, friendly, genial, hearty, kind, kindly, loving, neighborly, sociable, tender, well-disposed

    adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. social

    collective, political, gregarious

    individual, solitary, personal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sociable, social, mixeradjective

    a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity

    sociable, mixer

    solitary, asocial, ungregarious, lonely(a), alone(p), recluse, withdrawn, lone(a), reclusive, unsocial, unfriendly, unsociable, antisocial

  2. social, societaladjective

    relating to human society and its members

    "social institutions"; "societal evolution"; "societal forces"; "social legislation"


    solitary, unsocial, recluse, asocial, antisocial, unsociable, lonely(a), ungregarious, reclusive, lone(a), unfriendly, withdrawn, alone(p)

  3. socialadjective

    living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups

    "a human being is a social animal"; "mature social behavior"


    lone(a), unsocial, unfriendly, asocial, ungregarious, withdrawn, reclusive, antisocial, recluse, unsociable, alone(p), lonely(a), solitary

  4. socialadjective

    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"


    unsocial, reclusive, asocial, unfriendly, antisocial, solitary, alone(p), recluse, withdrawn, unsociable, ungregarious, lone(a), lonely(a)

  5. socialadjective

    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"


    reclusive, asocial, lonely(a), recluse, unsocial, antisocial, alone(p), lone(a), ungregarious, withdrawn, unfriendly, unsociable, solitary

  6. socialadjective

    tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind

    "ants are social insects"


    withdrawn, antisocial, unfriendly, unsociable, alone(p), recluse, reclusive, lone(a), unsocial, asocial, lonely(a), ungregarious, solitary

  7. socialadjective

    marked by friendly companionship with others

    "a social cup of coffee"


    unsocial, ungregarious, antisocial, lone(a), lonely(a), asocial, alone(p), recluse, solitary, withdrawn, unsociable, unfriendly, reclusive

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Editors Contribution

  1. convivaladjective

    the one who knows interpretation, dealing with others and communication into a society. example, she is a convival lady. here we mean that the lady knows about people and how to deal them.

    he is convival. we mean that the person is able to stay and communicate within a society. social means convival

    Submitted by khannaeemg92 on October 20, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. socialadjective

    civil, civic, of society

  2. socialadjective

    companionable, SOCIABLE, neighborly, formed for society

  3. socialadjective

    convivial, festive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. socialadjective

    civil, civic, sociable, festive, convivial

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How to use social in a sentence?

  1. Tom Hanks:

    You can never predict, I think, how people are going to be willing to fill their time or to find themselves. Social media allows everybody to do both those things. How healthy it is, is probably only in the hands of the participants.

  2. Subhas Acharya:

    You cannot castigate people for having aspirations and ambitions. Now that the social arrangements have changed and extended families have disintegrated, we have to find a viable solution for these children.

  3. Pope Francis:

    It is chilling to think of determined efforts to instill a sense of inferiority, to rob people of their cultural identity, to sever their roots, and to consider all the personal and social effects that this continues to entail: unresolved traumas that have become inter-generational traumas.

  4. Jim Bakke:

    There are some essential services that have to be done by government. And I know that there are people who have dedicated their lives to government work in a variety of ways, who are fully dedicated and trying to do their best. So I don't want to disparage anyone who's in the social service world, in a government setting, absolutely.

  5. Jit Singh:

    Authorities are targeting people for content posted online, and regularly intimidating web platforms and social media services into complying with its censorship.

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