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.
Bersih 2.0 was ranked the highest 'in-degree' by far - often described as a form of popularity, prestige or influence, and out-degree as gregariousness or propensity to engage others.
I would say though that no reply to that can match the force of the obvious: Prayer is a solitary affair, whereas Ramadan, because of its engaging gregariousness, reaffirms these Muslims' cultural ethos and cements the remembrance - torn at the edges in the New World - of their sense of self as Muslims.
The response may sound predictable, but the words came from a man so renowned for his gregariousness and sense of fun that they seemed a bad fit.
His lively and inquiring mind, and his gregariousness and seriousness of intent, were combined with a painstaking attention to detail.
His articulateness and gregariousness makes Mark a popular motivational speaker to students and communities.
Friendship is infra-political, carrying along covert politics via custom, informality, and extralegality on the current of human gregariousness.
Certain traits, like extraversion, are traditionally seen as more desirable in a leader than others, with qualities like gregariousness and charisma valued highly and seen as paramount in leaders gaining support from their teams.
Extraversion is characterized by vigorousness, gregariousness, proactivity, and self-confidence (Walker et al., 2010).
They are not in a state of cooperation but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest, they are careless of their neighbors." In one particularly provocative statement the stranger explains that he "prefers association to gregariousness." By this he means that "it is a community of purpose that constitutes society--without that, men may be drawn into contiguity but they still continue virtually isolated." This is clearly Disraeli's call for national solidarity, something that we heard in a more modern form on January 20, in Donald Trump's inaugural address.
Extraversion expressed as gregariousness rather than assertiveness.