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Synonyms for social
ˈsoʊ ʃəlso·cial

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  1. socialnoun

    unsocial, antisocial, asocial

  2. socialnoun

    Being extroverted or outgoing.

    James is a very social guy, he knows lots of people.

    unsocial, antisocial, asocial

  3. socialnoun

    Of or relating to society.

    asocial, unsocial, antisocial

  4. socialnoun

    Relating to social media or social networks.

    Fred hated going down to the social to sign on.

    unsocial, antisocial, asocial

  5. socialadjective

    Relating to a nation's allies (cf. the Social War)

    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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  1. Shannon Farrell:

    She has swabbed countless people at the clinic since, wondering if shes exposing herself to the virus. Like many of her colleagues working in the COVID-19 world, she takes every possible precaution ; she showers at work after her shift, trying to ensure that she doesnt expose her parents to anything. Her work clothes go immediately into the washing machine. I just feel like this is such an unknown, said Koplin, who plans to return to bobsled next fall assuming bobsled season happens. Theres so many uncertainties and Im like, I dont want to take any chances in the sense that Im dragging this super-contagious virus around my house. Bren Jensen can relate. Shes a COVID-19 survivor. Being a survivor is her specialty. She lost a leg in a lawn-mower accident as a child and went on to represent the U.S. in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympics. She caught the virus, and a doctor that she shares an office with tested positive soon afterward. Theres no way of knowing how Bren Jensen got it or if she transmitted it to anyone else, but she was racked by guilt anyway. Ill be the first to admit that I was very skeptical, Bren Jensen said. Those first couple of weeks, I was even telling patients, Theres really not much to be concerned about unless you have underlying health issues or chronic lung disease. And then I came down with it and I realized how serious it was, because Im completely healthy and it took me down. She stayed down for three weeks, then returned to work. Her office has gone to whats called virtual visits, where patients are being seen remotely. Thats been a lifesaver just to keep everybody else calm, Bren Jensen said. Calmness is something Shannon Farrell has not found easily. Last week, she and another nurse held a mans hand as Shannon Farrell died, separated from Shannon Farrell family because of the threat of the virus. Easter dinner with her own family a couple days later was held outside, in a Wendys parking lot, social distancing practiced as they stood around their cars. The strangeness has been impossibly hard for Shannon Farrell to process. She knew as a high school junior, seven years ago, that this was her calling. But this may be beyond any worst-case scenario she envisioned. I helped to take care of my grandmother when she was sick with leukemia, and I remember liking that feeling of being helpful and making her feel more comfortable.

  2. The NFHS:

    Iowa was indeed the first state to resume high school baseball and softball competition, effective yesterday, additionally, there were guidelines implemented to practice social distancing between fans, coaches, umpires and administrators.

  3. Diego Henao:

    I want there to be education, for there to be work, i want the government to make to make good on the peace deal, for there to be rights, health and social justice.

  4. Eva Pern:

    Almsgiving tends to perpetuate poverty aid does away with it once and for all. Almsgiving leaves a man just where he was before. Aid restores him to society as an individual worthy of all respect and not as a man with a grievance. Almsgiving is the generosity of the rich social aid levels up social inequalities. Charity separates the rich from the poor aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich.

  5. Ernest Rutherford:

    The only possible conclusion that social sciences can draw is some do, some don't.

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