convivial [k uhn- viv-ee- uhl] Synonyms Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for convivial on Thesaurus.com friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere. fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial. of or befitting a feast; festive. Origin of convivial 1660–70;
Late Latin convīviālis
festal, equivalent to
) feast (
) to live together, dine together (
to live) +
-ālis -al 1 Related forms con·viv·i·al·ist, noun con·viv·i·al·i·ty, noun con·viv·i·al·ly, adverb non·con·viv·i·al, adjective non·con·viv·i·al·ly, adverb non·con·viv·i·al·i·ty, noun
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Related Words for convivially cordially
sympathetically Examples from the Web for convivially Historical Examples of convivially
As late as August 1864, on the visit to Halifax of some Canadian delegates, he had been
convivially eloquent in favour of union.
"Have a peach," he said
convivially, laying an enormous Late Crawford on the corner of the desk. British Dictionary definitions for convivially sociable; jovial or festive a convivial atmosphere Derived Forms convivialist, noun conviviality, noun convivially, 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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Word Origin and History for convivially convivial adj.
1660s, "pertaining to a feast," from Late Latin
convivialis, from Latin convivium "a feast," from convivere "to carouse together," from com- "together" (see com-) + vivere "to live" (see vital). Meaning "sociable" is from 18c. Related: Conviviality.
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