convivial

[ kuhn-viv-ee-uhl ]
/ kənˈvɪv i əl /
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adjective

friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.
fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.
of or befitting a feast; festive.

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Origin of convivial

1660–70; <Late Latin convīviālis festal, equivalent to Latin convīvi(um) feast (convīv(ere) to live together, dine together (con-con- + vīvere to live) + -ium-ium) + -ālis-al1

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British Dictionary definitions for convivial

convivial
/ (kənˈvɪvɪəl) /

adjective

sociable; jovial or festivea convivial atmosphere

Derived forms of convivial

convivialist, nounconviviality, nounconvivially, adverb

Word Origin for convivial

C17: from Late Latin convīviālis pertaining to a feast, from Latin convīvium, a living together, banquet, from vīvere to live
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