sociably

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sociable +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

sociably (comparative more sociably, superlative most sociably)

  1. In a sociable manner; with free intercourse; conversibly; familiarly; as a companion.
  2. According to society or societal norms.
    • 1978, Stella Chess, Mahin Hassibi, Principles and practice of child psychiatry
      In later years, marks, commendation cards, and paychecks become important incentives for accomplishments, while the range of socially acceptable behavior widens and the number of secondary drives multiplies.
  3. For social purposes, in a social situation
    • 2006, Charles R Zickler Jr, Native Alien: An Odyssey of Love And Cryogenic Time Travel Into the World of N.o.w.
      If it were not for his work, everywhere he went socially, everywhere he mixed with others, would cause his past life to rear its ugly head.
    • 1916, Don Marquis, Hermione and Her Little Group of Serious Thinkers: Will the Best People Receive the Superman Socially?
      Mamma—poor dear Mamma is so unadvanced, you know!—has an idea that when the Superman does get here he won't be at all the sort of person that one would care to receive socially.

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