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.

Usage Examples:

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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