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1. Fond of the company of others; gregarious: a sociable party guest.
2. Marked by or affording occasion for agreeable conversation and conviviality. See Synonyms at social.
A social.

[French, from Latin sociābilis, from sociāre, to share, join, from socius, companion; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

so′cia·ble·ness n.
so′cia·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sociableness - the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellowssociableness - 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


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When one speaks about the sociableness of man, one has to know that suffering and showing compassion are the actual prerequisites for becoming a social being.