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Friday, September 08, 2000

Definitions for convivial

  1. Fond of feasting, drinking, and good company; sociable.
  2. Merry; festive.

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Citations for convivial
For the next hour they talked proper nouns. The hillbilly station continued full blast. Rachel opened a quart of beer for herself and things soon grew convivial. Thomas Pynchon, V.
He hated to drink to excess, disliked convivial entertaining and had no gift for bonhomie. Stella Tillyard, Citizen Lord
Origin of convivial
Convivial comes from Latin convivium, "a feast, entertainment, a banquet," from conviva, "a table-companion, a guest," from convivere, "to live with, hence to feast with," from com-, con-, with + vivere, "to live."
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