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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.


(ˌsɒ ʃəˈbɪl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the act or an instance of being sociable.
2. the quality or state of being sociable.




  1. Antisocial as death —Mary McCarthy
  2. (About as) chummy as a pair of panthers —James Forbes
  3. Flung himself upon Arthur like a young bear —Christopher Isherwood
  4. Friendly as a letter from home —Slogan, wine advisory board
  5. (He insisted on being) friendly, like a man running for sheriff —Jay Parini
  6. Greeted me like the morning sun that had deserted the skies —Mike Fredman
  7. The greeting I received (from Phoebe) was as damp as the weather outside —Mike Fredman
  8. He was never alone. He wore other people like armour —William McIlvanney
  9. (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.

  10. Pleasant as a smile —Anon
  11. Snarled like a racoon (whenever she was pushed) —Miles Gibson
  12. Unresponsive as a bag of wet laundry —David Leavitt
  13. Affable as a wet dog —Alfred Henry Lewis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sociability - the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellowssociability - 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"
conviviality, joviality - a jovial nature
companionability, companionableness - suitability to be a companion
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
unsociability, unsociableness - an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship


noun friendliness, conviviality, cordiality, congeniality, neighbourliness, affability, gregariousness, companionability Enthusiasm, adaptability, sociability, and good health are essential.


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[ˌsəʊʃəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Nsociabilidad f


[ˌsəʊʃəˈbɪləti] nsociabilité f


nGeselligkeit f


[ˌsəʊʃəˈbɪlɪtɪ] n (of person) → socievolezza
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