Adjective "convivial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of an atmosphere or event) friendly, lively, and enjoyable.
  1. 'Certainly it was all very merry, convivial and informal.'
  2. 'It's a convivial scene where people actually talk to each other; it is definitely not for those who prefer to stand and pose and give off icy attitude.'
  3. 'Following the meeting, there was a convivial lunch with local hosts and the announcement of prizes won.'
  4. 'The audience thrilled to everything they watched and a festive, convivial atmosphere marked the whole occasion.'
  5. 'Or you could simply soak up the convivial atmosphere and practise your French with the friendly stallholders.'
  6. 'The clientele is a broader mix than your typical midtown crowd, creating an atmosphere that's more convivial than intimidating.'
  7. 'It was a lively, convivial atmosphere - gone but not forgotten.'
  8. 'I would describe the event as a convivial talk with a rather short period for questions.'
  9. 'Here there are frequent, warmly convivial gatherings which involve the consumption of generous quantities of alcohol.'
  10. 'Enjoy a glass of wine, discuss, argue or simply listen and soak up the convivial atmosphere of this book gathering.'
  11. 'she was relaxed and convivial'
  12. 'Now, in his dotage, aged 40, he has gone to that convivial players' retirement home - the BBC.'
  13. 'He was convivial and charming; he worked hard in the firm and took seriously the responsibilities that went with his position; and he rode the wave of his authors' popular success.'
  14. 'We didn't spot the birds we set out for, but we still had a great time. Our birding companions were convivial as well as knowledgeable, and as a bonus, we saw some new birds.'
  15. 'I was convivial when it praised me, combative when it didn't.'
  16. 'You get plenty of atmosphere, and all the trimmings, but in the civilised company of a group of convivial adults (and someone else does the washing-up).'
  17. 'I'm convivial, funny, and virtually fluent in my host nation's language (whatever that happens to be).'
  18. 'The food was cheap, the service cheerful and the company convivial when eight of us opted for an easy meal at Gibraltar in Parnell recently.'


1. friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.

2. fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.

3. of or befitting a feast; festive.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be convivial with senses."

"atmospheres can be convivial by nows."

"atmospheres can be convivial."

"evenings can be convivial."

"surroundingses can be convivial."

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Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘fit for a feast, festive’): from Latin convivialis, from convivium ‘a feast’, from con- ‘with’ + vivere ‘live’.