[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 conviviality
This is conviviality; but it has no relation to drunkenness.The Hunted Outlaw
I have no taste for those excesses which go by the name of conviviality.A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
The hour named for the tryst savored little of conviviality.
The morning was spent in all sorts of sports, and the evening in conviviality.The Heir of Kilfinnan
"Our worthy host is setting us an example of conviviality," said he.
- 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 conviviality
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