companionable

[kuh m-pan-yuh-nuh-buh l]
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Origin of companionable

1350–1400; Middle English. See companion1, -able
Related formscom·pan·ion·a·bil·i·ty, com·pan·ion·a·ble·ness, nouncom·pan·ion·a·bly, adverbun·com·pan·ion·a·ble, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of companionable

  • Can be seen as either slightly sinister or companionable, as in “Me and my shadow.”

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British Dictionary definitions for companionable

companionable

adjective
  1. suited to be a companion; sociable
Derived Formscompanionableness or companionability, nouncompanionably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for companionable
adj.

1620s, from companion + -able. Related: Companionably; companionability.

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