Adjective "gregarious" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person) fond of company; sociable.
  1. 'I'm reasonably happy with my own company, but I'm naturally gregarious so I think that three months would be my limit on the island.'
  2. 'Richard was a gregarious person and he thought Edinburgh was the most perfect place because you could party 24 hours a day.'
  3. 'Being in the public eye doesn't necessarily mean you're gregarious.'
  4. 'Rose is outgoing and gregarious; he remembers names easily and thrives in social situations.'
  5. 'He's gregarious and tactile, always ready with a cuddle and a chuckle.'
  6. 'Although most people characterise O'Kane as extremely sociable and gregarious, he is also described as ‘a workaholic’.'
  7. 'But it is worth exploring - Gambians are gregarious and hospitable people, and the smiles and greetings offered to foreigners are completely genuine.'
  8. 'He is naturally gregarious, and the work obviously suits him.'
  9. 'These are by and large a generous, friendly and gregarious bunch.'
  10. 'Sociable, friendly and gregarious, Beatrice enjoyed the social life provided in her parish in London and made many friends.'
  11. 'gregarious species forage in flocks from colonies or roosts'
  12. 'Common hippos are gregarious, live in herds, and are well adapted to life in the water.'
  13. 'Old World sparrows are highly gregarious; they often roost and breed communally and form feeding flocks.'
  14. 'Other evidence, though, suggests tyrannosaurs were gregarious.'
  15. 'The social system of pikas varies considerably among species, ranging from solitary individuals to large, gregarious colonies.'
  16. 'Caspian Terns are less gregarious than other terns, nesting in smaller colonies, although this is changing in Washington.'
  17. 'Snowy Plovers breed in loose colonies, and they are gregarious in winter.'
  18. 'Black-crowned Night-herons are gregarious at all times of the year, and are often seen in very large groups.'
  19. 'They are more gregarious during the spawning season when they congregate in large groups.'
  20. 'Some pipits and wagtails are solitary, and others are gregarious.'
  21. 'During the winter, they are gregarious, feeding in small groups.'
  22. 'Ocencyrtus johnsonii is both gregarious and engages in superparasitism.'
  23. 'The last gregarious flowering of muli bamboo in Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur and Barak Valley of Assam was reported in 1958-59 and was followed by famine in those areas.'
  24. 'In the Western Ghats, at an altitude of about 1,600 metres, in the region of sholas and grasslands, the kurinji flourishes as a gregarious shrub.'


1. fond of the company of others; sociable.

2. living in flocks or herds, as animals.

3. Botany. growing in open clusters or colonies; not matted together.

4. pertaining to a flock or crowd.

More examples(as adjective)

"rabbits can be gregarious by natures."

"people can be gregarious from starts."

"people can be gregarious."

"prostitutes can be gregarious."

"habits can be gregarious."

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Mid 17th century: from Latin gregarius (from grex, greg- ‘a flock’) + -ous.