1. Fond of the company of others; gregarious: a sociable party guest.
2. Marked by or affording occasion for agreeable conversation and conviviality. See Synonyms at social.
[French, from Latin sociābilis, from sociāre, to share, join, from socius, companion; see sekw-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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