convivial

[kuhn-viv-ee-uhl]
adjective
1.
friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.
2.
fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.
3.
of or befitting a feast; festive.

Origin:
1660–70; < Late Latin convīviālis festal, equivalent to Latin convīvi(um) feast (convīv(ere) to live together, dine together (con- con- + vīvere to live) + -ium -ium) + -ālis -al1

convivialist, noun
conviviality, noun
convivially, adverb
nonconvivial, adjective
nonconvivially, adverb
nonconviviality, noun


1. sociable, companionable, genial.
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convivial (kənˈvɪvɪəl)
 
adj
sociable; jovial or festive: a convivial atmosphere
 
[C17: from Late Latin convīviālis pertaining to a feast, from Latin convīvium, a living together, banquet, from vīvere to live]
 
con'vivialist
 
n
 
convivi'ality
 
n
 
con'vivially
 
adv

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convivial
1660s, from L.L. convivialis, from L. convivium "a feast," from convivere "to carouse together," from com- "together" + vivere "to live." Related: Conviviality.
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Example sentences
The gentry who pressed him to their houses and who were all convivial have much
  to answer for.
Throughout their whole journey by boat and train they were highly convivial,
  but they instinctively kept together.
Hot tubs and fireplaces make for convivial canoodling.
It will cut down on your phone bill and make for a more convivial experience.
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