Antonyms for sociable

Grammar : Adj
Spell : soh-shuh-buh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsoʊ ʃə bəl

Definition of sociable

Origin :
  • 1550s, "enjoying the company of others," from Middle French sociable (16c.) and directly from Latin sociabilis "close, intimate, easily united," from sociare "to join, unite," from socius "companion, ally" (see social (adj.)).
  • adj friendly, outgoing
Example sentences :
  • In her father's household meals had always been friendly, sociable affairs.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Another tempted him with offers of drink and sociable confabulation.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • He was not a man to do anything—much less be sociable—out of idleness.
  • Extract from : « Roden's Corner » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • He was sitting with what was meant to be a sociable smile on his grim face.
  • Extract from : « The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I can't stay in that house alone any longer, it's—it's too sociable.
  • Extract from : « Shavings » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Get out and shake hands and be sociable, after you've done your duty by the fruit.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Roscoe Paine » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • After that they talked about housekeepin' and cookin' and such, sociable as could be.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Roscoe Paine » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • These apes are sociable and prefer to live in each others neighbourhood.
  • Extract from : « The Industries of Animals » by Frdric Houssay
  • Some of our friends are with us; let us spend a sociable evening together.
  • Extract from : « Funny Big Socks » by Sarah L. Barrow
  • All she aims to do is to travel with the money-burners and be sociable.
  • Extract from : « Shorty McCabe » by Sewell Ford

Synonyms for sociable

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