Origin of gregarious
Examples from the Web for gregariousness
Yet the gregariousness of the web only intensifies his solitude.
On the Hill, Bonjean has a reputation for gregariousness and hosting great parties.
It is his gregariousness that makes the Frenchman polite and his politeness which permits of democracy.My Second Year of the War|Frederick Palmer
In interpreting into mental terms the consequences of gregariousness we may conveniently begin with the simplest.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
Gregariousness is the fixed rule, the indefeasible law of that race; you never see them but in shoals.The Sea|Jules Michelet
Sympathy is "the concomitant of gregariousness; the two having all along increased by reciprocal aid."
They early discover that gregariousness is one of the chief characteristics of an Oxford man.Rowlandson's Oxford|A. Hamilton Gibbs
British Dictionary definitions for gregariousness
Word Origin for gregarious
Word Origin and History for gregariousness
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.