Simple Definition of gregarious
: enjoying the company of other people
biology : tending to live in groups
Full Definition of gregarious
2 a of a plant : growing in a cluster or a colony b : living in contiguous nests but not forming a true colony —used especially of wasps and bees
Examples of gregarious
[J.P.] Morgan was attracted to bright, self-possessed women who met him on his own ground, felt at home in society, and shared his gregarious instincts and sybaritic tastes. —Jean Strouse, New Yorker, 29 Mar. 1999
… the gregarious trade unionist whose back-slapping mateyness helped make him Australia's most popular politician. —Time, 3 Apr. 1989
As it is a night of many parties, the more social, the more gregarious, the more invited of the guests are wondering whether to go to Harley Street first, or whether to arrive there later, after sampling other offerings. —Margaret Drabble, Harper's, July 1987
She is outgoing and gregarious.
<a gregarious child who ran up to every person on the playground and wanted to be their friend>
Origin of gregarious
Latin gregarius of a flock or herd, from greg-, grex flock, herd
First Known Use: 1668
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