sociability

noun
so·​cia·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌsō-shə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce sociability (audio) \
plural sociabilities

Definition of sociability

: the quality or state of being sociable also : the act or an instance of being sociable

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Examples of sociability in a Sentence

her sociability was called into question when she said she hated parties
Recent Examples on the Web Traits such as optimism, sociability, empathy and approachability can be learned and amplified to increase your influencing success rate. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 2 June 2022 The brand understands the importance of having a vehicle that not only connects to performance but also to sociability and lifestyle. Corein Carter, Forbes, 21 June 2022 Dance, singing and sociability were in the mix now, along with boating, swimming and nature study. Hartford Courant, 13 June 2022 Labrador retriever ancestry, on the other hand, didn’t seem to have any significant correlation with human sociability. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 After World War II, a hunger for sociability and a thirst for efficiency led to kitchens that opened to surrounding rooms, with islands holding the appliances as well as the storage space that had gone missing when walls were taken down. Julie Lasky, ELLE Decor, 27 Apr. 2022 Matrix wanted these spaces to provide safety and sociability, serving as an alternative to homes that were cramped and isolating. Divya Subramanian, The Atlantic, 2 May 2022 After running the survey data and sequenced DNA through a battery of statistical analyses, Morrill and her co-authors identified 11 genetic regions strongly associated with dog behavior, such as howling frequency and sociability with humans. Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 28 Apr. 2022 One thing pit bulls did score high on was human sociability, no surprise to anyone who has seen internet videos of lap-loving pit bulls. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sociability

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jul 2022

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“Sociability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sociability. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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