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grɪˈgɛər i əsgre·gar·i·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gregariousadjective

    (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species

    "gregarious bird species"

  2. gregariousadjective

    instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others

    "he is a gregarious person who avoids solitude"

  3. gregariousadjective

    (of plants) growing in groups that are close together


  1. gregariousadjective

    Describing one who enjoys being in crowds and socializing.

    Etymology: From gregarius.

  2. gregariousadjective

    Of animals that travel in herds or packs.

    Etymology: From gregarius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gregariousadjective

    habitually living or moving in flocks or herds; tending to flock or herd together; not habitually solitary or living alone

    Etymology: [L. gregarius, fr. grex, gregis, herd; cf. Gr. to assemble, Skr. jar to approach. Cf. Congregate, Egregious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gregarious

    gre-gā′ri-us, adj. associating or living in flocks and herds.—adj. Gregā′rian.—n. Gregā-rianism.—adv. Gregā′riously.—n. Gregā′riousness. [L. gregariusgrex, gregis, a flock.]


  1. Gregarious

    living in societies or communities; but not social.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gregarious in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gregarious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of gregarious in a Sentence

  1. Walt Frazier:

    He was effervescent, gregarious, with an infectious personality not only endearing to his teammates but the Knicks Nation as well.

  2. Northrop Frye:

    The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.

  3. Unknown:

    Man is a gregarious creature, more so in mind than in body. He may like to go alone for a walk but he hates to stand alone in his opinion.

  4. Thomas Mann:

    A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.

  5. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg:

    Man is a gregarious animal and much more so in his mind than in his body. A golden rule; judge men not by their opinions but by what their opinions have made of them.

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