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Thursday, September 12

Gregarious

[ɡrə-ɡer-ē-əs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 17th century

1.

Highly sociable

2.

Associating with others of the same group or type

3.

Living or growing in a group or colony

Examples of Gregarious in a sentence

"My gregarious neighbor always sets up block parties and get-togethers."

"I'm not that gregarious — I avoid big crowds and large events."

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About Gregarious

Gregarious comes from a word referring to flocks or herds of animals. So what's the largest flock ever witnessed? That distinction is said to belong to the red-billed quelea bird of Africa, which was captured in a flock over 1.5 billion strong.

Did you Know?

Gregarious comes from Latin words referring to herds or flocks. Even today, in more scientific uses, the word is used to refer to animals or plants that live in social groups.

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