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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sociability mean? 

  The noun SOCIABILITY has 1 sense:

1. the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows

  Familiarity information: SOCIABILITY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1sociability [BACK TO TOP]


The relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


sociability; sociableness

Hypernyms ("sociability" is a kind of...):

sociality (the tendency to associate with others and to form social groups)


sociable (inclined to or conducive to companionship with others)

unsociable (not inclined to society or companionship)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sociability"):

extraversion; extroversion ((psychology) an extroverted disposition; concern with what is outside the self)

ambiversion ((psychology) a balanced disposition intermediate between extroversion and introversion)

conviviality; joviality (a jovial nature)

companionability; companionableness (suitability to be a companion)

camaraderie; chumminess; comradeliness; comradery; comradeship (the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability)

gregariousness (the quality of being gregarious--having a dislike of being alone)

nakedness; openness (characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive)

Holonyms ("sociability" is a part of...):

personableness (the complex of attributes that make a person socially attractive)


unsociability (an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship)

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