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convivial

[kuh n-viv-ee-uh l] /kənˈvɪv i əl/
adjective
1.
friendly; agreeable:
a convivial atmosphere.
2.
fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.
3.
of or befitting a feast; festive.
Origin of convivial
1660-1670
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
Related forms
convivialist, noun
conviviality, noun
convivially, adverb
nonconvivial, adjective
nonconvivially, adverb
nonconviviality, noun
Synonyms
1. sociable, companionable, genial.
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  • As late as August 1864, on the visit to Halifax of some Canadian delegates, he had been convivially eloquent in favour of union.

    The Tribune of Nova Scotia W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
  • "Have a peach," he said convivially, laying an enormous Late Crawford on the corner of the desk.

    The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories Margaret Collier Graham
British Dictionary definitions for convivially

convivial

/kənˈvɪvɪəl/
adjective
1.
sociable; jovial or festive: a convivial atmosphere
Derived Forms
convivialist, noun
conviviality, noun
convivially, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin convīviālis pertaining to a feast, from Latin convīvium, a living together, banquet, from vīvere to live
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Word Origin and History for convivially

convivial

adj.

1660s, "pertaining to a feast," from Late Latin convivialis, from Latin convivium "a feast," from convivere "to carouse together," from com- "together" (see com-) + vivere "to live" (see vital). Meaning "sociable" is from 18c. Related: Conviviality.

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