[kuh n-viv-ee-uh l]
- friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.
- fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.
- of or befitting a feast; festive.
Origin of convivial
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1. sociable, companionable, genial.
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Examples from the Web for convivial
Convivial by nature, he not doubt joined in when others were celebrating, allowing his boisterous high spirits free rein.What Mozart Really Looked Like: 14 Portraits of the Composer (Photos and Music)
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He said he and other winemakers produce pot wine in small quantities, to be shared in “convivial moments with like-minded people.”Marijuana-Laced Wine Grows More Fashionable in California Wine Country
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Be friendly, genial, convivial—what you will—but preserve the tone and bearing of a gentleman.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
Bozzy was a convivial knight-errant in what was called 'Saving the ladies.'James Boswell
William Keith Leask
Can I even trust him in hours of convivial abandonment and debauch?Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
Nothing is too strange, nothing too ridiculous, nothing too convivial, nothing too daring for Paddy.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
Touch-the-button-Nell was singing a comic ditty of a convivial order.The Trail of '98
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- sociable; jovial or festivea convivial atmosphere
C17: from Late Latin convīviālis pertaining to a feast, from Latin convīvium, a living together, banquet, from vīvere to live
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Word Origin and History for convivial
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