sociableness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sociableness the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship
    • n Sociableness The quality of being sociable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Boredom can lead to madness in parrots. When caged by themselves and neglected for long periods of time, these intelligent, sociable birds can easily become mentally ill. Many inflict wounds upon themselves, develop strange tics, and rip out their own feathers. The birds need constant interaction, affection, and mental stimulation; some bird authorities have determined that some parrot breeds have the mental abilities of a 5-year-old human child. Should a neglected parrot go mad, there is little that can be done to restore it to normalcy. In England, there are "mental institutions" for such unfortunate creatures.
    • n sociableness Sociable character or disposition; inclination to company and social intercourse; sociability.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sociableness quality of being sociable: good-fellowship
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Quotations

  • Arthur Schopenhauer
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    “Rascals are always sociable -- more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sociabilissociāre, to associate—socius, a companion.

Usage

In literature:

I was such a fine, sociable chap.
"Mother" by Maksim Gorky
He was always idle, and always had leisure to follow his sociable instincts.
"The Vultures" by Henry Seton Merriman
My host, the Rotoava trader, was a sociable old pirate, whose convivial soul would never let him drink alone.
"By Reef and Palm" by Louis Becke
He was an old bachelor, and one of the most sociable of men, and his rooms were the envy of his friends.
"Herb of Grace" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
I MIGHT as well give some idea of the place in which the doctor and I lived together so sociably.
"Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas" by Herman Melville
They were rather sociable, and gave us a good account of the diggings.
"A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53." by Mrs. Charles (Ellen) Clacey
We are now all upon a footing; therefore let us be sociable and merry.
"The Adventures of Roderick Random" by Tobias Smollett
Your town is certainly much more sociable than ours.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
He brought his tea across to my bay window, with that wistful sociability of his, as of a man who cannot always find a listener.
"The Complete Essays of John Galsworthy" by John Galsworthy
She raised aloft a telegraphic message and, as she delivered it, sociably discriminated.
"The Golden Bowl" by Henry James
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In poetry:

My sociable piazza! I prize thy quiet talk,
When arm in arm with one I love, I tread the accustomed walk;
Or loll within our rocking-chairs, not over nice or wise,
And yield the careless confidence, where heart to heart replies
"My Piazza." by Caroline Howard Gilman

In news:

The bookstore's revenue helps to support a homey library whose fireplace, coffee pot, and jigsaw puzzles in progress attract not only quick-stop borrowers but also people looking for a sociable place to spend part of their day.
It's this natural sociability that makes them bond so closely to their human owners.
Sociable chimp at Sacramento Zoo dies.
Sociable Casillas annoys Jose.
Part II investigates how urban design is making these ­­­­cities not only denser and more vibrant, but also more verdant, walkable, and sociable .
2009 Grantsville Old Folks Sociable .
From Ron Jeffries' brewery, dedicated to wood-aged artisanal beers, Bam Bière is sociably light and toasty, no heavier than the Miller you've been tolerating for years, but brewed by a bona fide artist.
Championship teams receive a $100 bar tab, as do teams judged to be the most sociable.
1) Tuning of Place: Sociable Spaces and Pervasive Digital Media Coyne, Richard MIT Press 2010 ISBN 9780262013918.
"Real Housewives" star Sonja Morgan was less than sociable at Southampton Social Club Friday night when the tab arrived, spies say.
He is super affectionate and very sociable.
Speece says Rolland is so sociable he is "therapeutic".
In most respects, for most anglers most of the time, fishing is a social and sociable activity.
Your new husband-to-be Brian's family is unfortunately very well adjusted and sociable, so they too would like to be seated very far away from your POS gene pool.
The Crow's Nest celebrates 40 years of salads, seafood, sunsets, and sociability.
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In science:

The new links are added according to the sociability or popularity of the individual it connects to.
Complex structures in generalized small worlds
Sociability and Mobility Concepts for the Connected Home. In N.
Ambient Multimodality: an Asset for Developing Universal Access to the Information Society
Peers who have many statistical contacts during a daily path are good carriers of messages. These more sociable or gregarious peers provide a stronger method by which to share content or messages.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
The more sociable a peer the more it reduces it privacy, but at the same time, its worth within the network rises.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
Hoffman. Effects of variation of profile format on intelligence and sociability judgments.
Widescope - A social platform for serious conversations on the Web
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