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[so-shuh-bil-i-tee] /ˌsɒ ʃəˈbɪl ɪ ti/
the act or an instance of being sociable.
the quality, state, disposition, or inclination of being sociable.
Origin of sociability
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at sociable, -ity
Related forms
nonsociability, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Their sociability no more requires dinner parties than their aloes hedges do steam-pipes.

    The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain; Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
  • But American sociability is not like the Trafalgar fountains.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • It was pleasing to see the evidence of their morning sociability written there upon the new snow.

  • The great point in favour of the automobile is its sociability.

    The Automobilist Abroad M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  • All human association is due primarily to the instinct for sociability.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • There is a further direct advantage in the sparrow's sociability.

    The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • It is a judgement in reference to sociability, so far as this rests on empirical rules.

  • 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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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