1. Enjoying good company; sociable. See Synonyms at social.
2. Characterized by merry celebrating; festive: a convivial atmosphere at the reunion.
[Late Latin convīviālis, from Latin convīvium, banquet : com-, com- + vīvere, to live; see gwei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
con·viv′i·ali·ty (-ălĭ-tē) n.
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