from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The disposition or quality of being sociable.
- noun An instance of being sociable.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Sociable disposition or tendency: disposition or inclination for the society of others; sociableness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality of being sociable; sociableness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The skill, tendency or property of being
sociableor social, of interacting well with others.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows
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Their sociability is what I noticed in pet shops too.
(Yes, there are collaborations, and there are shared world activities, but the vast majority of writing is done alone.) Retreats, though, pack in sociability around the solitary writing.
We all vied with one another in sociability and wit.
We believe that sociability is an essential element of both a pleasant and a digestible meal; and we protest emphatically against the habits which we, as a nation, have contracted.
A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding Sophia Orne 1873
Some new plan of pleasure, and sociability is constantly courting our adoption.
When one is out searching for the nation’s top diplomat, does it make sense to pick a guy who gets low scores in sociability?
Their social self-awareness also, ipso facto, demonstrates their sociability, which is also implied by the cultural transmission of accumulated knowledge in primate communities.
Human/Non-Human Chimeras Streiffer, Robert 2009
We like sociability, which is vastly different from liking Society.
The ultimate quality which he named pity is, after all, the germ of sociability, which is only extended sympathy.
Rousseau Morley, John 1905
We like sociability, which is vastly different from liking