Definition of sociable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsəʊʃəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊʃəbl//
(less frequent social) Friendly, Friends
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(of people) enjoying spending time with other people synonym gregarious She's a sociable child who'll talk to anyone. I'm not feeling very sociable this evening. We had a very sociable weekend (= we did a lot of things with other people). The hours are not very sociable in this job (= you have to work early, late, at the weekend, etc.). compare antisocial opposite unsociable See related entries: Friendly, Friends Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French, or from Latin sociabilis, from sociare ‘unite’, from socius ‘companion’.
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