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sociability

[so-shuh-bil-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the act or an instance of being sociable.
  2. the quality, state, disposition, or inclination of being sociable.
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Origin of sociability

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at sociable, -ity
Related formsnon·so·cia·bil·i·ty, noun
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Related Words for sociability

amenity, kindliness, benevolence, congeniality, agreeableness, warmth, amity, friendliness, affability, kindness, geniality, conviviality, goodwill, cordiality, camaraderie, friendship, neighborliness, comity, comradery

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Contemporary Examples of sociability

Historical Examples of sociability

  • There is a further direct advantage in the sparrow's sociability.

    The Meaning of Evolution

    Samuel Christian Schmucker

  • At Colonel Shepard's request we "lashed boats" for the sociability of the thing.

    Up the River

    Oliver Optic

  • But American sociability is not like the Trafalgar fountains.

    What I Saw in America

    G. K. Chesterton

  • The great point in favour of the automobile is its sociability.

    The Automobilist Abroad

    M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield

  • The country ways of sociability had not all gone out of date.

    A Little Girl in Old New York

    Amanda Millie Douglas


Word Origin and History for sociability

n.

late 15c., from Middle French sociabilite, from Latin sociabilis (see sociable).

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