V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. friendly and sociable; 2. fond of the company of others

Synonyms: social, sociable, extroverted, outgoing, congenial, friendly, jovial, affable

Antonyms: introverted, anti-social, unfriendly

Tips: Gregarious is derived from the Latin root grex, meaning "flock." This root word implies togetherness. Think of somebody who enjoys being with others, in a flock. Gregarious is more than just friendly; gregarious refers to people who love to be around people. The words aggregate, congregate, and congregation are also derived from the root grex, "flock," and all these words imply togetherness, as well.

Usage Examples:

Greg’s gregarious demeanor makes him a fun addition to any party. (outgoing, sociable, friendly)

Joanna's gregarious nature compels her to want to go out and be with people every night. (sociable, congenial, jovial)

She was not feeling very gregarious, so she opted to skip the party. (sociable, jovial)

His gregarious nature has won him many friends. (sociable, friendly, congenial)

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