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November 15, 2021

Gregarious /ɡrəˈɡerēəs / adj. 

Definition: This adjective has several different uses, but all of them revolve around the idea of enjoying socializing and being someone who enjoys the company of other people. A gregarious person thrives in social settings. 

For instance, when referring to an animal, you could say, “parrots are gregarious birds.” This indicates that they enjoy spending time with other parrots, though they do not form colonies together. You can also use gregarious to reference plants when describing them as growing together in clusters.

Etymology: The word gregarious gets its root from the Latin grex, which means flock or herd. Today, we most often use the word gregarious to refer to the social habits of individuals or groups of people. This use became common in the 18th century. 

In a Sentence

In their natural environments, most trees are gregarious.

Parrots are gregarious birds; they love company but don’t form colonies. 

She is a gregarious woman; she loves everyone. 


Sociable, Convivial, Outgoing


Antisocial, Introverted, Reclusive


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