gregariousness


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gre·gar·i·ous

 (grĭ-gâr′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable. See Synonyms at social.
2. Tending to move in or form a group with others of the same kind: gregarious bird species.
3. Botany Growing in groups that are close together but not densely clustered or matted.

[Latin gregārius, belonging to a flock, from grex, greg-, flock; see ger- in Indo-European roots.]

gre·gar′i·ous·ly adv.
gre·gar′i·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gregariousness - the quality of being gregarious--having a dislike of being alone
sociability, sociableness - the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows
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The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow -- one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance; whose first and chief concern, on coming into the world, is to see that the almshouses are in good repair; and, before yet he has lawfully donned the virile garb, to collect a fund for the support of the widows and orphans that may be; who, in short ventures to live only by the aid of the Mutual Insurance company, which has promised to bury him decently.
The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow--one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance; whose first and chief concern, on coming into the world, is to see that the almshouses are in good repair; and, before yet he has lawfully donned the virile garb, to collect a fund to the support of the widows and orphans that may be; who, in short, ventures to live only by the aid of the Mutual Insurance company, which has promised to bury him decently.
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