companionable


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Related to companionable: restrained, obduracy, incidental

com·pan·ion·a·ble

 (kəm-păn′yə-nə-bəl)
adj.
1. Having the qualities of a good companion; friendly. See Synonyms at social.
2. Suggestive of or conducive to companionship: reading together in companionable silence.

com·pan′ion·a·ble·ness n.
com·pan′ion·a·bly adv.

companionable

(kəmˈpænjənəbəl)
adj
suited to be a companion; sociable
comˈpanionableness, comˌpanionaˈbility n
comˈpanionably adv

com•pan•ion•a•ble

(kəmˈpæn yə nə bəl)

adj.
possessing the qualities of a good companion; congenial.
[1350–1400]
com•pan`ion•a•bil′i•ty, com•pan′ion•a•ble•ness, n.
com•pan′ion•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.companionable - suggestive of companionship; "a companionable pet"
sociable - inclined to or conducive to companionship with others; "a sociable occasion"; "enjoyed a sociable chat"; "a sociable conversation"; "Americans are sociable and gregarious"

companionable

adjective friendly, neighbourly, familiar, outgoing, cordial, sociable, genial, affable, congenial, gregarious, convivial They stood around the room chatting in small companionable groups.

companionable

adjective
1. Liking company:
Chiefly British: matey.
2. Spent, marked by, or enjoyed in the company of others:
Translations
أَنيس، حُلْو المُعْشَر، وَدود
vlídný
omgængelig
félagslyndur
arkadaşlığı hoşiyi dost olunabilen

companionable

[kəmˈpænjənəbl] ADJ [person] → sociable, amigable
they sat in companionable silenceestaban sentados en amigable silencio

companionable

[kəmˈpænjənəbəl] adj (= affable) [person] → de compagnie agréable

companionable

adjfreundlich

companionable

[kəmˈpænjənəbl] adj (person) → socievole, di compagnia
we sat in companionable silence → sedevamo tranquillamente in silenzio

companion

(kəmˈpӕnjən) noun
1. a person etc who accompanies another person as a friend etc. She was his constant companion in his childhood.
2. a helpful handbook on a particular subject. The Gardening Companion.
comˈpanionable adjective
pleasantly friendly.
comˈpanionship noun
state of being or of having companion(s). She enjoys the companionship of young people.
References in classic literature ?
She was not very warmly or deeply attached to him, but they had certain tastes in common, and when together they were companionable.
Tom looked in vain among the gang, as they poured along, for companionable faces.
There seems to be no chilly distance existing between the German students and the professor; but, on the contrary, a companionable intercourse, the opposite of chilliness and reserve.
To speak truth, I had not the least wish to go into company, for in company I was very rarely noticed; and if Bessie had but been kind and companionable, I should have deemed it a treat to spend the evenings quietly with her, instead of passing them under the formidable eye of Mrs.
She returned presently, bringing a smoking basin and a basket of work; and, having placed the former on the hob, drew in her seat, evidently pleased to find me so companionable.
The entire management of the household was, from that time forth, left in her hands; and to those duties she was free to add what companionable assistance she could render to Norah's reading, and what friendly superintendence she could still exercise over Magdalen's music.
Finding him so very friendly and companionable, it was then that I asked for the pen and ink and paper, to write to Peggotty.
Being satisfied, by this time, of the kindly and companionable qualities of the captain, he became easy and communicative; and at length hinted something about exchanging beaver skins for horses.
Cadwallader said and did: a lady of immeasurably high birth, descended, as it were, from unknown earls, dim as the crowd of heroic shades--who pleaded poverty, pared down prices, and cut jokes in the most companionable manner, though with a turn of tongue that let you know who she was.
Fraulein Bertha Kircher was by nature a companionable and cheerful character.
Of the many men Virginia had met during the month at Singapore von Horn had been by far the most interesting and companionable.
Altogether I was finding my little savage a mighty interesting and companionable person, and I often thanked the kind fate that directed the crossing of our paths.