companionable


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Related to companionable: restrained, obduracy, incidental

com·pan·ion·a·ble

 (kəm-păn′yə-nə-bəl)
adj.
1. Having the qualities of a good companion; friendly. See Synonyms at social.
2. Suggestive of or conducive to companionship: reading together in companionable silence.

com·pan′ion·a·ble·ness n.
com·pan′ion·a·bly adv.

companionable

(kəmˈpænjənəbəl)
adj
suited to be a companion; sociable
comˈpanionableness, comˌpanionaˈbility n
comˈpanionably adv

com•pan•ion•a•ble

(kəmˈpæn yə nə bəl)

adj.
possessing the qualities of a good companion; congenial.
[1350–1400]
com•pan`ion•a•bil′i•ty, com•pan′ion•a•ble•ness, n.
com•pan′ion•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.companionable - suggestive of companionship; "a companionable pet"
sociable - inclined to or conducive to companionship with others; "a sociable occasion"; "enjoyed a sociable chat"; "a sociable conversation"; "Americans are sociable and gregarious"

companionable

adjective friendly, neighbourly, familiar, outgoing, cordial, sociable, genial, affable, congenial, gregarious, convivial They stood around the room chatting in small companionable groups.

companionable

adjective
1. Liking company:
Chiefly British: matey.
2. Spent, marked by, or enjoyed in the company of others:
Translations
أَنيس، حُلْو المُعْشَر، وَدود
vlídný
omgængelig
félagslyndur
arkadaşlığı hoşiyi dost olunabilen

companionable

[kəmˈpænjənəbl] ADJ [person] → sociable, amigable
they sat in companionable silenceestaban sentados en amigable silencio

companionable

[kəmˈpænjənəbəl] adj (= affable) [person] → de compagnie agréable

companionable

adjfreundlich

companionable

[kəmˈpænjənəbl] adj (person) → socievole, di compagnia
we sat in companionable silence → sedevamo tranquillamente in silenzio

companion

(kəmˈpӕnjən) noun
1. a person etc who accompanies another person as a friend etc. She was his constant companion in his childhood.
2. a helpful handbook on a particular subject. The Gardening Companion.
comˈpanionable adjective
pleasantly friendly.
comˈpanionship noun
state of being or of having companion(s). She enjoys the companionship of young people.
References in classic literature ?
She was not very warmly or deeply attached to him, but they had certain tastes in common, and when together they were companionable.
There seems to be no chilly distance existing between the German students and the professor; but, on the contrary, a companionable intercourse, the opposite of chilliness and reserve.
At the breakfast-table that morning, the companionable clergyman was more amusing than ever.
She returned presently, bringing a smoking basin and a basket of work; and, having placed the former on the hob, drew in her seat, evidently pleased to find me so companionable.
The entire management of the household was, from that time forth, left in her hands; and to those duties she was free to add what companionable assistance she could render to Norah's reading, and what friendly superintendence she could still exercise over Magdalen's music.
Being satisfied, by this time, of the kindly and companionable qualities of the captain, he became easy and communicative; and at length hinted something about exchanging beaver skins for horses.
For some minutes I lie in lazy contemplation of the companionable fire.
Come, come, master,' cried the fellow, urged on by the looks of his comrades, and slapping him on the shoulder; 'be more companionable and communicative.
These opinions being equally incontrovertible with those he had already pronounced, he went on to inform us that Jamaica rum, though unquestionably an agreeable spirit of great richness and flavour, had the drawback of remaining constantly present to the taste next day; and nobody being venturous enough to argue this point either, he increased in confidence and became yet more companionable and communicative.
Tom looked in vain among the gang, as they poured along, for companionable faces.
Of the many men Virginia had met during the month at Singapore von Horn had been by far the most interesting and companionable.
We all missed Aunt Olivia greatly; she had been so merry and companionable, and had possessed such a knack of understanding small fry.