convivial


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con·viv·i·al

 (kən-vĭv′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Enjoying good company; sociable. See Synonyms at social.
2. Characterized by merry celebrating; festive: a convivial atmosphere at the reunion.

[Late Latin convīviālis, from Latin convīvium, banquet : com-, com- + vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

con·viv′i·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
con·viv′i·al·ly adv.

convivial

(kənˈvɪvɪəl)
adj
sociable; jovial or festive: a convivial atmosphere.
[C17: from Late Latin convīviālis pertaining to a feast, from Latin convīvium, a living together, banquet, from vīvere to live]
conˈvivialist n
conˌviviˈality n
conˈvivially adv

con•viv•i•al

(kənˈvɪv i əl)

adj.
1. friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.
2. fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.
3. of or befitting a feast; festive.
[1660–70; < Late Latin convīviālis festal = Latin convīvi(um) feast (convīv(ere) to live together, dine together]
con•viv`i•al′i•ty, n.
con•viv′i•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.convivial - occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company; "a convivial atmosphere at the reunion"; "a woman of convivial nature"; "he was a real good-time Charlie"
sociable - inclined to or conducive to companionship with others; "a sociable occasion"; "enjoyed a sociable chat"; "a sociable conversation"; "Americans are sociable and gregarious"

convivial

adjective sociable, friendly, lively, cheerful, jolly, merry, festive, hearty, genial, fun-loving, jovial, back-slapping, gay, partyish (informal) Enjoy simple but satisfying food in the bistro's convivial atmosphere.

convivial

adjective
1. Liking company:
Chiefly British: matey.
2. Characterized by joyful exuberance:
3. Spent, marked by, or enjoyed in the company of others:
Translations
žoviální
gemytlig
geselligkonvivial
félagslyndur
šventiška nuotaikašventiškai
jautrsomulīgs
žoviálny

convivial

[kənˈvɪvɪəl] ADJ [person, company] → sociable, agradable; [evening, atmosphere] → alegre, agradable

convivial

[kənˈvɪvɪəl] adj [person, company] → plein(e) d'entrain; [occasion, atmosphere, evening] → convivial(e)

convivial

adjheiter und unbeschwert; person alsofröhlich; (= sociable)gesellig

convivial

[kənˈvɪvɪəl] adjallegro/a, gioviale

convivial

(kənˈviviəl) adjective
pleasantly sociable and friendly.
conˈvivially adverb
conˌviviˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
References in classic literature ?
How could he forget that in his Island days, Queequeg, for one, must certainly have been guilty of some murderous, convivial indiscretions.
It is a most refreshing, convivial, beautiful object to behold.
Clare was invited out to a convivial party of choice spirits, and was helped home, between one and two o'clock at night, in a condition when the physical had decidedly attained the upper hand of the intellectual.
Weston was chatty and convivial, and no friend to early separations of any sort; but at last the drawingroom party did receive an augmentation.
Exceedingly red-eyed and grim, as if he had been up all night at a party which had taken anything but a convivial turn, Jerry Cruncher worried his breakfast rather than ate it, growling over it like any four-footed inmate of a menagerie.
La Ramee became, therefore, the duke's dinner guest by compulsion -- an eternal keeper, the shadow of his person; but La Ramee -- gay, frank, convivial, fond of play, a great hand at tennis, had one defect in the duke's eyes -- his incorruptibility.
It is true that, now and then, when he had been a little heated by an extra glass of grog, he had been heard to say of Hetty that the "lass was well enough," and that "a man might do worse"; but on convivial occasions men are apt to express themselves strongly.
Just to think of a party of these unnatural gourmands taking it into their heads to make a convivial meal of a poor devil, who would have no means of escape or defence: however, there was no help for it.
Their posts, and the pleasures, dangers, adventures, and mishaps which they had shared together in their wild wood life, had linked them heartily to each other, so that they formed a convivial fraternity.
Left alone, after his father's accident, to carry the burden of farm and mill, he had had no time for convivial loiterings in the village; and when his mother fell ill the loneliness of the house grew more oppressive than that of the fields.
In short, it is such an admirable thing that Mademoiselle Hortense can't forget it; but at meals for days afterwards, even among her countrywomen and others attached in like capacity to the troop of visitors, relapses into silent enjoyment of the joke--an enjoyment expressed, in her own convivial manner, by an additional tightness of face, thin elongation of compressed lips, and sidewise look, which intense appreciation of humour is frequently reflected in my Lady's mirrors when my Lady is not among them.
When my convivial host discovered that he had told me so much, and that I was prone to doubtfulness, his foolish pride assumed the task the old vintage had commenced, and so he unearthed written evidence in the form of musty manuscript, and dry official records of the British Colonial Office to support many of the salient features of his remarkable narrative.