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sociable

adjective

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 of sociable boon, clubbable (also clubable), clubby, companionable, extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing, convivial, socialWords Related to sociable 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 of sociable misanthropic; aloof, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish; mum, mute, reticent, silent, taciturnAntonyms of sociable 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 of sociable affable, cordial, genial, hospitable, graciousWords Related to sociable agreeable, amiable, benign, benignant, congenial, convivial, friendly, kind, kindly, neighborly; accommodating, obliging; considerate, courteous, polite, thoughtful; cosmopolitan, sophisticated, urbane; approachable, attentive, outgoingNear Antonyms of sociable 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 of sociable 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 of sociable gregarious, colonial, socialWords Related to sociable associational, consociational, subsocial; dependent, parasitic (also parasitical), precocial, symbioticNear Antonyms of sociable autonomous, independent, self-contained, semiautonomous, semi-independent; altricial, self-subsistent, self-sufficient, self-supporting, self-sustaining; lone, recluse, reclusive, unsociableAntonyms of sociable nonsocial, solitary

Synonym Discussion of sociable

gracious, cordial, affable, genial, sociable mean markedly pleasant and easy in social intercourse. gracious implies courtesy and kindly consideration.
    • the gracious award winner thanked her colleagues
cordial stresses warmth and heartiness.
    • our host was cordial as he greeted us
affable implies easy approachability and readiness to respond pleasantly to conversation or requests or proposals.
    • though wealthy, she was affable to all
genial stresses cheerfulness and even joviality.
    • a genial companion with a ready quip
sociable suggests a genuine liking for the companionship of others.
    • sociable people who enjoy entertaining

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