1. Social Affections


[Antonyms: seclusion.]

[Nouns] sociality, sociability, sociableness; social intercourse; consociation; intercourse, intercommunity; consortship, companionship, comradeship; clubbism; esprit de corps.

conviviality; good fellowship, good company; joviality, jollity, savoir vivre, festivity, festive board, merrymaking; loving cup; hospitality, heartiness; cheer.

welcome, welcomeness; greeting; hearty welcome, hearty reception, warm reception; urbanity (courtesy) [more]; familiarity.

good fellow, jolly fellow; bon enfant, bawcock.

social circle, family circle; circle of acquaintance, coterie, society, company. social gathering, social reunion; assembly (assemblage) [more]; barbecue [U.S.], bee; corn-husking [U.S.], corn-shucking [U.S.]; hen party; house raising; husking, husking-bee [U.S.]; infare; smoker, smoker-party;sociable [U.S.], stag, tamasha; tea-party, tea-fight; party, entertainment, reception, levee, at home, conversazione, soirie, matin�e; evening party, morning party, afternoon party, garden party, surprise party; kettle, kettle drum; partie carr�e, dish of tea, ridotto, rout, housewarming; ball, festival (amusement) [more]; "the feast of reason and the flow of soul" [Pope].

visiting; round of visits; call, morning call; interview (interlocution) [more]; assignation; tryst, trysting place; appointment.

club (association) [more].

[Verbs] be sociable; know; be acquainted; associate with, sort with, keep company with, walk hand in hand with; eat off the same trencher, club together, consort, bear one company, join; make acquaintance with (friendship) [more]; make advances, fraternize, embrace.

be at home with, feel at home with, make oneself at home with; make free with; crack a bottle with; receive hospitality, live at free quarters; find the latchstring out [U.S.]. visit, pay a visit; interchange visits, interchange cards; call at, call upon; leave a card; drop in, look in; look one up, beat up one's quarters.

entertain; give a party; be at home, see one's friends, hang out, keep open house, do the honors; receive, receive with open arms; welcome; give a warm reception to kill the fatted calf.

[Adjectives] sociable, companionable, clubbable, conversable, cosy, cosey, chatty, conversational; homiletical.

convivial; festive, festal; jovial, jolly, hospitable.

welcome, welcome as the roses in May; f�ted, entertained.

free and easy, hall fellow well met, familiar, on visiting terms, acquainted.

social, neighborly; international; gregarious.

[Adverbs] en famille, in the family circle; sans fa�on, sans ceremonie; arm in arm.

[Phrases] "a crowd is not company" [Bacon]; "be bright and jovial among your guests tonight" [Macbeth]; "his worth is warrant for his welcome" [Two Gentlemen]; "let's be red with mirth" [Winter's Tale]; "welcome the coming speed the parting guest" [Pope].

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