from The Century Dictionary.

  • Qualified for conversation, or disposed to converse; ready in or inclined to mutual communication of thoughts; sociable; communicative.
  • Capable of being conversed with; open to conversation.
  • Also written conversible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Qualified for conversation; disposed to converse; sociable; free in discourse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Disposed to converse; sociable; free in discourse.


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  • It would cost her some effort to do so, he was so sincere, good-humoured, conversable, and obliging.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • Where is Isabel, the courteous, the conversable, a sister in kindness?

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Mrs. Bardell let lodgings to many conversable single gentlemen, with great profit, but never brought any more actions for breach of promise of marriage.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • But no sooner did he declare himself in form, than the gaudy wretch, as he was before with her, became a well-dressed gentleman; — the chattering magpie (for he talks and laughs much), quite conversable, and has something agreeable to say upon every subject.


  • But it is demonstrable to all who know how to make observations on their acquaintance of both sexes, arrogant as some are of their superficialities, that a lady at eighteen, take the world through, is more prudent and conversable than a man at twenty-five.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Rashleigh as the only conversable beings, besides herself, in Osbaldistone

    Rob Roy

  • This succeeded; he soon became so very civil and conversable, that I began to think him quite a pleasant fellow.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • The evening was quiet and conversable, as Mr. Woodhouse declined cards entirely for the sake of comfortable talk with his dear Isabella, and the little party made two natural divisions; on one side he and his daughter; on the other the two Mr. Knightleys; their subjects totally distinct, or very rarely mixing — and Emma only occasionally joining in one or the other.


  • I never yet saw the well-reared child, much less the educated adult, who could not put me to shame, by the sustained intelligence of its demeanour under the ordeal of a conversable, sociable visitation of pictures, historical sights or buildings, or any lions of public interest.



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