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Definitions

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  • n. The state of being gregarious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being gregarious, or of living in flocks or herds; disposition to herd or associate together.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being gregarious--having a dislike of being alone

Etymologies

gregarious +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The 9/11 attack intensified the natural "gregariousness" that had served her as a lawyer and Court TV producer.

    9/11 put anonymous faces on the front page of history

  • Edward Ross described Italian American singing and dancing as “joyous, shameless gregariousness.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Tess Gilchrest knew she had a talent for forming close friendships with people she had only just met or who had been no more than a recognizable face until a shared experience brought them briefly under the spell of her beguiling gregariousness.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • Sammy Arthur 's extroversion is larger than life, gregariousness to the nth degree behind a smile as beatific as it is constant.

    Giants Staffer's Big Goal: Medical Miracle Worker

  • On the contrary, she was extraordinarily endowed with intellect, gregariousness, coordination, humor, and good looks.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • Not only do men and women abnormally crave drink, who are overworked, exhausted, suffering from deranged stomachs and bad sanitation, and deadened by the ugliness and monotony of existence, but the gregarious men and women who have no home-life flee to the bright and clattering public-house in a vain attempt to express their gregariousness.

    DRINK, TEMPERANCE, AND THRIFT

  • But the line I walk between the quiet and solitude I need to create, and the gregariousness necessary to promote my work can be particularly tricky.

    Lisa Unger: Close the Door

  • Anthropologists refer to this as "obligatory gregariousness," meaning, the way the herd survives by sticking together, improving our survival and emotional well-being.

    Dr. Cara Barker: Loving Out Loud, Even With Impossible People

  • "Western societies have demoted human gregariousness from a necessity to an incidental," the authors write and point to the fact that an overwhelming number of people (27 million) in the United States now live alone.

    Judith Acosta, LISW, CHT: True Grit Part I: Growing Old in America

  • Coakley also suffered badly from the pervasive imaging of Brown as the "every guy," his pat-on-the-back, gregariousness with an electorate full of working class White males.

    Charles D. Ellison: Bay State Debacle, Part Deux ...

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