Convivial

August 10, 2022

Convivial / adjective / con·viv·i·al

We use convivial as an adjective to describe things related to feasting, dining in a grand fashion, laughter, joviality, and enjoying good company.

Extroverted and gregarious are two words that have a similar meaning to convivial. Convivial is a positive adjective that depicts times filled with joy and happiness surrounded by good people. Antisocial and introverted are both examples of convivial opposites.

In a Sentence

The host was highly convivial as she attended to every guest that came to her housewarming party.

The convivial atmosphere at the introductory club meeting was so inviting that the recruits couldn't wait to join!

Most people prefer a convivial family holiday over one filled with arguing, fighting, and not speaking to their relatives for months.

Etymology

When we think of celebrating good times with good friends by feasting, eating, drinking, and having good conversations, we imagine convivial scenarios filled with joy and laughter.

Convivial entered our language as an adjective in 1668, and its use became more popular as years went by. It is a word of Latin origin and has always been used in context to describe a meal or feast and participation in gregarious activities with people who are found enjoyable. We also use convivial to describe extroverts.

Synonym

Gregarious, Extroverted

Antonym

Antisocial, Introverted

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