Antonyms for non-gregarious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : gri-gair-ee-uhs
Phonetic Transcription : grɪˈgɛər i əs

Definition of non-gregarious

Origin :
  • 1660s, "living in flocks" (of animals), from Latin gregarius "pertaining to a flock; of the herd, of the common sort, common," from grex (genitive gregis) "flock, herd," reduplication of PIE root *ger- "to gather together, assemble" (cf. Greek ageirein "to assemble," agora "assembly;" Old Church Slavonic grusti "handful;" Lithuanian gurgulys "chaos, confusion," gurguole "crowd, mass"). Sense of "sociable" first recorded 1789. Related: Gregariously; gregariousness.
  • As in retiring : adj shy, undemonstrative
  • As in unsociable : adj unfriendly
  • As in withdrawn : adj unsociable
Example sentences :
  • Roden knew it for a vulture, of the black and non-gregarious kind.
  • Extract from : « A Veldt Official » by Bertram Mitford
  • We called him Non-Gregarious all the way after that—Non for short.
  • Extract from : « Crowds » by Gerald Stanley Lee
  • Reflection is "wicked" for it leads to doubt, and doubt is non-gregarious behavior.
  • Extract from : « The Behavior of Crowds » by Everett Dean Martin
  • Also of non-gregarious species like the nightingale in which the males arrive in this country several days before the females.
  • Extract from : « Birds in Town and Village » by W. H. Hudson

Synonyms for non-gregarious

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