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Synonyms and Antonyms of sociable

  1. 1 likely to seek or enjoy the company of others <he's an intensely sociable child, even prone to fits of depression when he's left alone> Synonyms boon, clubbable (also clubable), clubby, companionable, extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing, convivial, socialRelated Words cordial, folksy, forthcoming, friendly, hospitable; affable, genial, gracious; agreeable, amiable, congenial, kindly, neighborly; animated, gay, jaunty, jolly, jovial, lively, peppy, perky, pert, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, vivacious; communicative, expansive, garrulous, talkative; bright, buoyant, cheerful, chipper, effervescent, upbeat; bubbly, exuberant, high-spiritedNear Antonyms misanthropic; aloof, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish; mum, mute, reticent, silent, taciturnAntonyms antisocial, insociable, introverted, nongregarious, reclusive, unsociable, unsocial

  2. 2 showing a natural kindness and courtesy especially in social situations <a pleasant and sociable hostess who puts everyone instantly at ease> Synonyms affable, cordial, genial, hospitable, graciousRelated Words agreeable, amiable, benign, benignant, congenial, convivial, friendly, kind, kindly, neighborly; accommodating, obliging; considerate, courteous, polite, thoughtful; cosmopolitan, sophisticated, urbane; approachable, attentive, outgoingNear Antonyms boorish, churlish; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), curt, gruff, sharp, snippy; antisocial, disagreeable, discourteous, ill-mannered, impolite, rude, sullen, surly, uncivil, unfriendly, unkind, unmannerly; crabbed, crabby, cross, crusty, grumpyAntonyms inhospitable, ungenial, ungracious, unsociable

  3. 3 tending to group with others of the same kind <the sociable weaverbird breeds in large umbrella-shaped nests> Synonyms gregarious, colonial, socialRelated Words associational, consociational, subsocial; dependent, parasitic (also parasitical), precocial, symbioticNear Antonyms autonomous, independent, self-contained, semiautonomous, semi-independent; altricial, self-subsistent, self-sufficient, self-supporting, self-sustaining; lone, recluse, reclusive, unsociableAntonyms nonsocial, solitary

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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