V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. a jovial, sociable, friendly, and lively disposition or nature; 2. the good humor and festivity indulged in occasions of celebration
Synonyms: cheer, festivity, joviality, merriment, liveliness, sociability, affability, geniality
Antonyms: seriousness, boredom, silence, depression
Tips: Conviviality is derived from the from the Latin convivium, "banquet," from com- and vivere, "to live." Think, "banquet of life." The adjective convivial means jovial, sociable, and cheerful, as in charismatic, except that convivial doesn't necessarily mean personal magnetism, but rather an ability to enjoy oneself.
I love holiday parties because they always seem so festive and full of conviviality. (cheer, merriment)
The company Christmas party brought out the conviviality in the normally subdued engineers. (affability, liveliness)
The start of warm weather at the beginning of the summer always puts me in a convivial mood, and I invite friends over for barbecue and margaritas. (festive, jovial) adjective
He's well known for his convivial nature and the ability to turn almost any situation or event into a party. (lively, social, cheerful) adjective
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