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convivial

con·viv·i·al

convivial

 
pronunciation:
kn vI vi l
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: enjoying feasting, drinking, and socializing; sociable.
The wedding guests were a convivial group and everyone had a wonderful time.
synonyms:
amiable, gregarious, jovial, sociable
antonyms:
sober, unsociable
similar words:
congenial, friendly, genial, hearty, outgoing
definition 2: of or appropriate to feasting and merrymaking.
a convivial atmosphere
synonyms:
festive, holiday, jolly, merry, social
antonyms:
dismal, somber
similar words:
cheerful, gay, happy, joyful, joyous
derivations: convivially (adv.), conviviality (n.)
Word Parts
The word convivial contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."