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gregarious

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Definition inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others

Gregarious is also used to describe animals that tend to form groups with others of the same species; or plants that grow in groups that are close together.
  • She's gregarious by nature and loves parties.
gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • he is a gregarious person who avoids solitude
  • It was so that the gregarious animals had overcome the predaceous; it was so, in human history, that the people had mastered the kings.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • He's just this phenomenal ball of positive energy; completely physical and gregarious.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • He was gregarious, full of energy, and made jokes about his predicament.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • Charming, gregarious, and handsome as the devil.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • She says he wanted an old-fashioned woman, not a successful and gregarious entrepreneur like her mother, Flo.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • He was intensely private but could be convivial and gregarious in the extreme.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • Daddy's favorite was Walter, the most fun-loving and gregarious of his brothers.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • The gregarious and outgoing nature she displays at home is hidden in this setting.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • gregarious = tendency to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • He was, for example, gregarious and intensely social.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • Kenneth, usually a gregarious and fun-loving person, also fought the demons of alcoholism.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • There were times when he visited taverns near campus and allowed himself to act gregarious and animated in the manner of younger students.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • Max's predecessor, Antonio de Lorca, had been gregarious and charming, but he seemed to be an exception.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • Unlike Kim, who'd been outgoing and gregarious, he'd always been more reticent and blended into crowds.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow—one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance;
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • gregariousness = inclination to seek and enjoy the company of others
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means state or degree of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Walking toward the house, he wondered at this change in people and concluded that man was a naturally gregarious creature and they were all starved for companionship and the sight of new faces.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • But he knew, further, that the comfort of the fire would be his, the protection of the gods, the companionship of the dogs—the last, a companionship of enmity, but none the less a companionship and satisfying to his gregarious needs.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • gregarious = inclined to seek the company of others
  • Any zookeeper will tell you that a tiger, indeed any cat, will not attack in the face of a direct stare but will wait until the deer or antelope or wild ox has turned its eyes. But to know that and to apply it are two very different things (and it's a useless bit of knowledge if you're hoping to stare down a gregarious cat.)
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • gregarious = inclined to seek and enjoy the company of others
  • Anyone could pick him at once as gregarious in his habits and communicative in his nature, with a quick wit and a ready smile.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Valley of Fear

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