Never, he flattered himself, had he seen anything so gregariously ugly—operatively, ominously so cruel.
They wander not gregariously in tribes, often not even in families.
Associated words: gregarious, gregal, gregariously, gregariousness.
It ought to be held a sacred thing by all who tour our national parks, where Maw is gregariously accumulated in these days.
1660s, "living in flocks" (of animals), from Latin gregarius "pertaining to a flock; of the herd, of the common sort, common," from grex (genitive gregis) "flock, herd," reduplication of PIE root *ger- "to gather together, assemble" (cf. Greek ageirein "to assemble," agora "assembly;" Old Church Slavonic grusti "handful;" Lithuanian gurgulys "chaos, confusion," gurguole "crowd, mass"). Sense of "sociable" first recorded 1789. Related: Gregariously; gregariousness.