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so•cia•ble(ˈsoʊ ʃə bəl)
sociable, social, society - Sociable, social, society, etc. originate in Latin socius, "companion, fellow," or "colleague."
The adjective social is used in front of a noun. Its usual meaning is 'relating to society'.
Social can also be used to describe things that relate to a people meeting or communicating with each other for pleasure, as a leisure activity.
Don't use 'social' to describe people who are friendly and enjoy talking to other people. Use sociable.
|Noun||1.||sociable - a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity|
party - a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner"
|Adj.||1.||sociable - inclined to or conducive to companionship with others; "a sociable occasion"; "enjoyed a sociable chat"; "a sociable conversation"; "Americans are sociable and gregarious"|
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
extraversive, extroversive - directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
social - living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; "a human being is a social animal"; "mature social behavior"
unsociable - not inclined to society or companionship; "an unsociable nature...shy and reserved"; "generally unsociable except with intimate friends"; "unsociable behavior"; "an unsociable neighborhood"
|2.||sociable - friendly and pleasant; "a sociable gathering"|
congenial - suitable to your needs; "a congenial atmosphere to work in"; "two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"- T.L.Peacock
cold, withdrawn, unsociable, formal, distant, stiff, tense, unfriendly, reclusive, businesslike, uptight (informal), antisocial, introverted, uncommunicative, standoffish