What most people mean
when they say "antisocial
". The word "asocial" is composed of the word social
and the prefix
-", meaning "not
" or "to the contrary
of," thus literally meaning something which is not or chooses not to be social or engage in social activity
except when forced to.
To be anti-social, on the other hand, means to act strongly against the institutions of society; stealing mail, blowing up schools, sabotaging bridges and protesting prisons.