Origin of gregarious
Examples from the Web for gregarious
Alexander is everything Turing is not—gregarious, flirty, and, you guessed it, charming.From ‘The Good Wife’ to ‘The Imitation Game’: Matthew Goode Wages His Charm Offensive|Kevin Fallon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Onscreen, Teller is a bit like a young Vince Vaughn—gregarious, charming, and a tad suspicious.Miles Teller’s Movie Star Moment: From the Brink of Death to ‘Whiplash’|Marlow Stern|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In person, Reiner is gregarious and very chatty, regaling you with great anecdotes from his back catalogue.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper|Marlow Stern|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was gregarious and sociable, enjoying the company of entourages whenever he went to Cannes or some other film festival.
The gregarious pair met while studying at Kingston University in England; they self-initiated the project while still students.The A-Z Dictionary of Google Images—For the Moment|Sarah Moroz|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Americans are as gregarious as school-boys, and think it an incivility to leave you by yourself.Diary in America, Series One|Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
There is little good to be got from your vague, gregarious natures, liking or disliking merely because others like or dislike.Hortus Vitae|Violet Paget, AKA Vernon Lee
Gregarious groupings of cockroaches have been observed most frequently among the domiciliary species.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches|Louis M. Roth
Crows are a gregarious race with settled habitations and an organized commonwealth.The Crock of Gold|James Stephens
They are gregarious in habit and frequently occur in immense numbers together.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects|C. V. Riley
British Dictionary definitions for gregarious
Word Origin for gregarious
Word Origin and History for gregarious
1660s, "living in flocks" (of animals), from Latin gregarius "pertaining to a flock; of the herd, of the common sort, common," from grex (genitive gregis) "flock, herd," reduplication of PIE root *ger- "to gather together, assemble" (cf. Greek ageirein "to assemble," agora "assembly;" Old Church Slavonic grusti "handful;" Lithuanian gurgulys "chaos, confusion," gurguole "crowd, mass"). Sense of "sociable" first recorded 1789. Related: Gregariously; gregariousness.