convivially

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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