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social

so·cial

social

 
 
pronunciation:
so shl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with human society and the way it is organized.
Education is a very important social issue.
antonyms:
individual
similar words:
civic, civil, common, ethnic, public
definition 2: friendly; enjoying the company of other people.
He enjoys parties because he is very social.
synonyms:
friendly
similar words:
civil, cooperative
derivations: socially (adv.), socialness (n.)
Word History
Social comes from socialis, a Latin word that means "united" or "living with others."
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