sociableness

[ soh-shuh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF sociableness
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"The outer beach in winter ain't exactly a camp-meeting for sociableness," he said.

The sociableness, the discipline, the division of responsibility make factory work a dangerous rival to domestic care.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "enjoying the company of others," from Middle French sociable (16c.) and directly from Latin sociabilis "close, intimate, easily united," from sociare "to join, unite," from socius "companion, ally" (see social (adj.)).

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