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 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 Most of the time some alchemical combination of sociability, political savvy and opportunism is more important. Philip Martin, Arkansas Online, 5 Sep. 2023 Sativa delta 8 can promote sociability by boosting energy levels and encouraging conversation. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 Aug. 2023 The air element is all about communication, intellect, and sociability. Narayana Montúfar, Women's Health, 14 Aug. 2023 The connection between the dispelling of private delusions and the dispelling of public ones is of urgent importance in any age but especially in our own, as digital media confound private and public in new ways that bizarrely favor isolation over sociability, strangers over neighbors and families. Martha Bayles, WSJ, 24 June 2022 Such work is beginning to reveal new levels of richness and complexity in sociability. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, 13 June 2023 But looking over all the places where longevity is more common, sociability is a telling characteristic. Kyle Munkittrick, Discover Magazine, 4 Nov. 2010 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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