A Word A Day : Gregarious
Tuesday, 28th August 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : (gri GAIR ee us)
1. Seeking and enjoying the company of others
2. (Of animals) Tending to form a group with others of the same species
3. Tending to move in or form a group with others of the same kind
4. (Botany) Growing in groups that are close together but not densely clustered or matted
5. Instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others
Latin gregrius, belonging to a flock, from grex, greg-, flock, see ger- in Indo-European roots
• He is a gregarious
person who avoids solitude.
• Dirk was too gregarious
to enjoy the fifty years he spent in solitary confinement.
• Anna wasn't very gregarious
. She went to the party, but she spent most of her time hiding in the closet.
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