gregarious

[ gri-gair-ee-uhs ]
/ grɪˈgɛər i əs /
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adjective

fond of the company of others; sociable.
living in flocks or herds, as animals.
Botany. growing in open clusters or colonies; not matted together.
pertaining to a flock or crowd.

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Origin of gregarious

1660–70; <Latin gregārius belonging to a flock, equivalent to greg- (stem of grex ) flock + -ārius -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for gregarious

gregarious
/ (ɡrɪˈɡɛərɪəs) /

adjective

enjoying the company of others
(of animals) living together in herds or flocksCompare solitary (def. 6)
(of plants) growing close together but not in dense clusters
of, relating to, or characteristic of crowds or communities

Derived forms of gregarious

gregariously, adverbgregariousness, noun

Word Origin for gregarious

C17: from Latin gregārius belonging to a flock, from grex flock
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