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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
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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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
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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