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
He was often melancholy, and wild conviviality and celebrity made no difference
  to that.
None of the artificial conviviality that is suggested by everyone's using first
  names.
It has enough alcohol for conviviality's sake, but sufficient water so the
  drinker may pace him or herself.
The next morning's headache seems a small price to pay for the rush of cheap
  liquor and uninhibited conviviality.
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