sociability

noun

so·​cia·​bil·​i·​ty ˌsō-shə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce sociability (audio)
plural sociabilities
: the quality or state of being sociable
also : the act or an instance of being sociable

Examples of sociability in a Sentence

her sociability was called into question when she said she hated parties
Recent Examples on the Web On the human side, pension and tax systems may well see revolutions that incentivise higher fertility and city planning will, in an ideal world, start to incorporate the need for greater sociability. Mike O'Sullivan, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 But kissing isn’t all sociability, fun and pleasure. Mindy Weisberger, CNN, 13 Feb. 2024 Notably, camera footage captured members of this monkey species – not known for their sociability – visiting cabreúvas (Myroxylon peruiferum) trees in groups. Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 3 May 2022 Extraversion, reflecting sociability and a preference for external stimulation, is also diminished in those who frequently engage in doomscrolling. Mark Travers, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 The club’s sociability, however, does not diminish the importance Braun places upon physical exercise. Pamela Chelin, Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2023 It was exemplified when this city’s first sociability bicycle run was conducted with signal success, together with much noise and enthusiasm. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Mar. 2023 For example, Myers Briggs casts me as an INTJ-T, whereas Hogan breaks down results into different scales like sociability, recognition, or aesthetics. Trey Williams, Fortune, 12 Sep. 2023 Oxytocin has been shown to help with overall sociability, too. Ana Faguy, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sociability was in the 15th century

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“Sociability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sociability. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

sociability

noun
so·​cia·​bil·​i·​ty ˌsō-shə-ˈbil-ət-ē How to pronounce sociability (audio)
plural sociabilities
1
: the quality or state of being sociable : affability
2
: the act or an instance of being sociable
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