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n. pl. so·cia·bil·i·ties
1. The disposition or quality of being sociable.
2. An instance of being sociable.
so•cia•bil•i•ty(ˌsɒ ʃəˈbɪl ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. the act or an instance of being sociable.
2. the quality or state of being sociable.
See Also: BEHAVIOR
- Antisocial as death —Mary McCarthy
- (About as) chummy as a pair of panthers —James Forbes
- Flung himself upon Arthur like a young bear —Christopher Isherwood
- Friendly as a letter from home —Slogan, wine advisory board
- (He insisted on being) friendly, like a man running for sheriff —Jay Parini
- Greeted me like the morning sun that had deserted the skies —Mike Fredman
- The greeting I received (from Phoebe) was as damp as the weather outside —Mike Fredman
- He was never alone. He wore other people like armour —William McIlvanney
- (The knocking was) hostile as a kick in the balls —Harold Adams
Similes can provide attention-getting openings for a story, as this one did for Adams’ mystery novel, The Fourth Widow.
- Pleasant as a smile —Anon
- Snarled like a racoon (whenever she was pushed) —Miles Gibson
- Unresponsive as a bag of wet laundry —David Leavitt
- Affable as a wet dog —Alfred Henry Lewis
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|Noun||1.||sociability - the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows|
personableness - the complex of attributes that make a person socially attractive
extraversion, extroversion - (psychology) an extroverted disposition; concern with what is outside the self
ambiversion - (psychology) a balanced disposition intermediate between extroversion and introversion
sociality - the tendency to associate with others and to form social groups; "mammals as a class are not strong on sociality"
camaraderie, chumminess, comradeliness, comradery, comradeship - the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
gregariousness - the quality of being gregarious--having a dislike of being alone
openness, nakedness - characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive