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sociability

[so-shuh-bil-i-tee] /ˌsɒ ʃəˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of being sociable.
2.
the quality, state, disposition, or inclination of being sociable.
Origin of sociability
late Middle English
1425-1475
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at sociable, -ity
Related forms
nonsociability, noun
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  • There is a further direct advantage in the sparrow's sociability.

    The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • At Colonel Shepard's request we "lashed boats" for the sociability of the thing.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • But American sociability is not like the Trafalgar fountains.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • The great point in favour of the automobile is its sociability.

    The Automobilist Abroad

    M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  • The country ways of sociability had not all gone out of date.

    A Little Girl in Old New York Amanda Millie Douglas
  • Her roses bloomed all the year and her sociability increased with her row of prizes.

    Embarrassments Henry James
  • All human association is due primarily to the instinct for sociability.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • The great charm about the Black Forest house is its sociability.

    Three Men on the Bummel Jerome K. Jerome
Word Origin and History for sociability
n.

late 15c., from Middle French sociabilite, from Latin sociabilis (see sociable).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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