conviviality


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conviviality - a jovial nature
sociability, sociableness - the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows
2.conviviality - a boisterous celebrationconviviality - a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
festivity, celebration - any joyous diversion
high jinks, high jinx, hijinks, jinks - noisy and mischievous merrymaking
revel, revelry - unrestrained merrymaking

conviviality

noun sociability, cheer, festivity, gaiety, bonhomie, jollity, liveliness, cordiality, geniality, joviality, good fellowship, merrymaking, jollification I love the conviviality of these little canal-side pubs.

conviviality

noun
Joyful, exuberant activity:
Translations
společenskost
gemytlighedselskabelighed
félagslyndi; glaîværî
spoločenskosť
şen şakraklık

conviviality

[kənˌvɪvɪˈælɪtɪ] Nalegría f y buen humor
there was an atmosphere of convivialityhabía un ambiente de alegría y buen humor

conviviality

[kənvɪviˈælɪti] n [place, occasion] → convivialité f

conviviality

nunbeschwerte Heiterkeit; (of person also)Fröhlichkeit f; (= sociability)Geselligkeit f

convivial

(kənˈviviəl) adjective
pleasantly sociable and friendly.
conˈvivially adverb
conˌviviˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun
References in classic literature ?
He lifted the latch, and turned into the bright bar or kitchen on the right hand, where the less lofty customers of the house were in the habit of assembling, the parlour on the left being reserved for the more select society in which Squire Cass frequently enjoyed the double pleasure of conviviality and condescension.
Cedric would have avoided pledging her in this ominous conviviality, but the sign which she made to him expressed impatience and despair.
But if you lacked that qualification, and were an hungered, or inclined toward conviviality at unlawful hours, Colette's was your only port.
The caches were again opened, supplies of various kinds taken out, and a liberal allowance of aqua vitae distributed throughout the camp, to celebrate with proper conviviality this merry meeting.
They were coeval with the coureurs des bois, or rangers of the woods, already noticed, and, like them, in the intervals of their long, arduous, and laborious expeditions, were prone to pass their time in idleness and revelry about the trading posts or settlements; squandering their hard earnings in heedless conviviality, and rivaling their neighbors, the Indians, in indolent indulgence and an imprudent disregard of the morrow.
On the other hand, we heard wheels in the drive not long after midnight; and Raffles, who was beginning to scout among the shrubberies, stole back to tell me that the guests were departing, and being sped, with an unimpaired conviviality which he failed to understand.
The business was felt to be so public and important that it required dinners to feed it, and many invitations were just then issued and accepted on the strength of this scandal concerning Bulstrode and Lydgate; wives, widows, and single ladies took their work and went out to tea oftener than usual; and all public conviviality, from the Green Dragon to Dollop's, gathered a zest which could not be won from the question whether the Lords would throw out the Reform Bill.
We made many a "bran new" theory of life over a thin dish of gruel, which combined the advantages of conviviality with the clear-headedness which philosophy requires.
There are continual jests about the contrast between this Ulsterman's austerity and the conviviality of Colonel Clancy.
That'll lose two days,' said I, 'and more if he isn't there,' for I'd grown quite keen on this up-country manager, and I felt that if I could get at him while the holidays were still on, a little conviviality might help matters considerably.
The streets present a lively and animated appearance, occasioned chiefly by the conviviality of the military.
He had undergone the ordinary transitions from the height of conviviality to the depth of misery, and from the depth of misery to the height of conviviality.