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English definition of “unsocial”


adjective     /ˌʌnˈsəʊʃəl/ (also unsociable) WORKPLACE, HR
used to describe the hours during which most people are not working : Overtime payments help to compensate for low basic pay and unsocial hours .
(Definition of unsocial adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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