Conviviality



[kuh n-viv-ee-uh l] /kənˈvɪv i əl/

adjective
1.
friendly; agreeable:
a convivial atmosphere.
2.
fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.
3.
of or befitting a feast; festive.
/kənˈvɪvɪəl/
adjective
1.
sociable; jovial or festive: a convivial atmosphere
adj.

1660s, “pertaining to a feast,” from Late Latin convivialis, from Latin convivium “a feast,” from convivere “to carouse together,” from com- “together” (see com-) + vivere “to live” (see vital). Meaning “sociable” is from 18c. Related: Conviviality.

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