Meaning of uncompanionable in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnkəmˈpanjənəb(ə)l/


  • Not friendly and sociable.

    ‘one patient's husband was blind and very uncompanionable’
    • ‘Flavia spent a not uncompanionable quarter hour with him’
    • ‘Never mind love, there are a lot of uncompanionable people around.’
    • ‘Nothing has ruined more trips than choosing uncompanionable companions to travel the wilderness with.’
    • ‘Gut Symmetries is flawed and uncompanionable, but there is something Milan Kundera-esque about it too.’
    • ‘And fire proves to be, even in Pyne's learned treatment, as intangible and uncompanionable as a distant, cold god.’
    • ‘Ethics and human research thus have been seen as uncompanionable and opposing forces.’
    • ‘Of course, if you play e-mail chess, which I regard as a rather sterile and uncompanionable form of the game, much of the record-keeping takes care of itself.’
    • ‘Enjoyable company at first due to her smart manner, Holmes' Katie becomes progressively uncompanionable as things deteriorate, personally and dramatically.’
    • ‘What an uncompanionable disagreeable person he must have been!’
    • ‘There was novelty in the scheme; and as, with such a mother and such uncompanionable sisters, home could not be faultless, a little change was not unwelcome for its own sake.’
    • ‘But White Fang, uncompanionable, solitary, morose, scarcely looking to right or left, redoubtable, forbidding of aspect, remote and alien, was accepted as an equal by his puzzled elders.’
    • ‘To see with ‘relentless accuracy,’ according to Moore, is not a matter of detachment and ‘the haggish, uncompanionable drawl of certitude.’’
    • ‘The only way out was via narrow and uncompanionable ‘companion-ladders.’’
    • ‘While what I call combative hermits have previously relied on violence to get their way, their new manipulation of uncompanionable arguments has combined with violence to make people weak and dependent.’
    • ‘The weary reader longs for the mercy of a qualification, a doubt, a hesitation; there is little sense, in her uncompanionable prose, of exploration occurring before our eyes, of tentative motions of thought reflected in a complex syntax.’
    • ‘The whole seemingly uncompanionable half-dozen, stabled together, may pass the long wet hours when the door is shut in livelier communication than is held in the servants’ hall or at the Dedlock Arms.’
    • ‘He preferred living in jail to living with his first wife, who was his senior, and definitely uncompanionable.’
    • ‘It cannot be warrantably inferred from anything that has now been said, that we could mean to represent the believer as a miserable recluse or a moping solitaire - as uncompanionable.’