Definition of gregarious in English:

gregarious

Line breaks: gre¦gari|ous
Pronunciation: /grɪˈgɛːrɪəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

gregariously

adverb
More example sentences
  • Locusts are normally lone creatures, but when times are good and their numbers boom, they modify their behaviour and group together gregariously.
  • Several hundred individuals consisting of at least two generations of adults and immatures live gregariously over a long period.
  • They roost gregariously, sometimes in very large colonies, and some species are thought to roost exclusively in caves.

gregariousness

noun
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  • The English springer spaniel truly is an energetic, outgoing breed, and most springers exhibit a gregariousness, warmth and sweet-temper that makes them a joy to know.
  • He also moonlighted as a sports journalist in his early years, and has retained a gregariousness that always disarms those expecting a less approachable boss.
  • He says he gets his gregariousness from his father and his toughness and business sense - he is highly numerate - from his mother.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin gregarius (from grex, greg- 'a flock') + -ous.

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