convivial

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

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

  1. convivial
  2. user-friendly

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