convivial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French convivial, from Latin convīvium (a feast), combined form of con- (together) + vīvō (to live).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kənˈvɪv.i.əl/
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Adjective[edit]

convivial (comparative more convivial, superlative most convivial)

  1. Having elements of a feast or of entertainment, especially when it comes to eating and drinking, with accompanying festivity
    • 1929, Robert Dean Frisbee, The Book of Puka-Puka (republished by Eland, 2019; p. 175):
      I put the chief of police behind the bar, instructed him in his duties, and we four convivial spirits sprawled along the counter drinking ale and telling yarns till cockcrow.
    Synonyms: festive, social, gay, jovial, merry

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin convivalis

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Adjective[edit]

convivial (feminine singular conviviale, masculine plural conviviaux, feminine plural conviviales)

  1. congenial
    Synonyms: accueillant, affable, agréable, aimable, chaleureux, gracieux, sympathique
    Antonyms: désagréable, froid, hostile, inamical, malveillant
  2. convivial
  3. user-friendly
    Synonym: ergonomique

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French convivial.

Adjective[edit]

convivial m or n (feminine singular convivială, masculine plural conviviali, feminine and neuter plural conviviale)

  1. convivial

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