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adjective     unsociable pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    not interested in meeting people or in doing things with other people
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  2. 2
    British an unsociable job is one in which you have to work at unusual times of the day so that you do not have much time to spend with your family or friends

    I often work long unsociable hours.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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