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Definition friendly and fun — especially (when of a person) fond of the pleasures of good company
  • They have convivial gatherings the second Tuesday of each month.
convivial = friendly and fun
  • She thinks conviviality is a major cause of overeating.
  • conviviality = being friendly and fun
  • When the "Jazz History of the World." was over, girls were putting their heads on men's shoulders in a puppyish, convivial way,
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • convivial = friendly and fun
  • They hailed Ethan with ironic compliment and offers of conviviality;
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • conviviality = a friendly, festive atmosphere
  • It had been a feeling she'd been after, a convivial solidarity;
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • convivial = friendly and fun
  • I've seen flashes of this August before—this brightness, this conviviality, this generosity of spirit—but I know what he's capable of, and I won't forget it.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • conviviality = friendly cheerfulness
  • At fifty he was healthy, convivial, and calm, and he was pleased to pass the evenings drinking whisky with friends, always sensibly and for the sake of conversation.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • convivial = fond of the pleasures of good company
  • Micawber was uncommonly convivial.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • She has an affable, convivial nature.
  • After my long sickness my drinking continued to be convivial.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
  • a convivial atmosphere at the reunion
  • Presently the convivial noises began again steadily.
    Hughes, Thomas  --  Tom Brown's Schooldays
  • Geoffrey's legal adviser—a Scotchman of the ruddy, ready, and convivial type—cordially met the advance.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  Man And Wife
  • "That's right," said the full-blooded young man, grinning all over a convivial countenance.
    Hornung, E. W.  --  Raffles, Further Adventures Of The Amateur Cracksman
  • He walked to the fireplace and warmed himself, humming the fag end of a tune in a rich convivial bass voice.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The Woman in White
  • It is a most refreshing, convivial, beautiful object to behold.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick LXVIII-CXXXIV
  • How could he forget that in his Island days, Queequeg, for one, must certainly have been guilty of some murderous, convivial indiscretions.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick I-LXVII
  • You are a most convivial fellow,' returned his friend, 'and I love your humour of all things.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Barnaby Rudge - A Tale Of The Riots Of 'Eighty
  • Mr. Bucket proceeded in the same convivial manner as before.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • A few friends, and a quiet convivial party would be the thing, if we could get it up.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure

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