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.
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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 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.
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.
Molvar and Bowyer (1994) demonstrated that gregariousness in moose (Alces alces) was a detriment to foraging efficiency.
47) Chief Justice Earl Warren used his political skills and natural gregariousness to groom coalitions that changed the face of American constitutional law.
Pickwick can find God only through devotion, a deliberate disciplining of his merely animal gregariousness and merely human kindliness into devotion to the personal God, and universal goodwill and compassion towards all sentient beings.
the effect was consistent for a given individual, like gregariousness is a personality trait that is stable between situations and across time).
The mental condition of melancholia was certainly of interest to artists with Durer's great print of the allegorical figure of Melancholia the most important example, but witches have no part in Durer's conception and his gregariousness and the humorous letters he wrote during the tim e he was creating his witch prints "cast doubt," as Hutchison says, on the frequent portrayal of Durer "as a habitual melancholic himself" (121).
It doesn't argue a particular gregariousness but rather the consistent sense that one is committed by one's life to a common responsibility undertaken with others.
The gregariousness even of some believers is a huddling together against God rather than adoration of His true transcendent holiness.
The other is Jupiter, the planet of gregariousness, of good times, extravagance and travel.
Social Stimulation: A concern with congeniality, and a preference for settings that provide an opportunity for social interaction, companionship, and gregariousness.
In the context of the normative model, then, the only "risk" factors for drug use would seem to be sociability and gregariousness.