gregarious

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The Dublin people were gregarious and garrulous, and he was solitary and reflective.

It is gregarious, often many stems growing from one mass of mycelium.

Westray was of a gregarious temperament, and missed his fellow-lodger.

Gregarious: living in societies or communities; but not social.

Like the fishes, moreover, they may be either solitary or gregarious.

Man is a gregarious animal, and Jim was feeling the need of friends.

Man could not continue to exist, as a gregarious animal, without them.

The animal is gregarious, but it is seldom that more than eight or ten are found in a flock.

I am a gregarious person but not a conventionally social one.

The upas does not grow as a gregarious tree, and is nowhere found in numbers.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "living in flocks" (of animals), from Latin gregarius "pertaining to a flock; of the herd, of the common sort, common," from grex (genitive gregis) "flock, herd," reduplication of PIE root *ger- "to gather together, assemble" (cf. Greek ageirein "to assemble," agora "assembly;" Old Church Slavonic grusti "handful;" Lithuanian gurgulys "chaos, confusion," gurguole "crowd, mass"). Sense of "sociable" first recorded 1789. Related: Gregariously; gregariousness.

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