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In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.
Richard Armour

Meaning of "convivial" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONVIVIAL

From Late Latin convīviālis pertaining to a feast, from Latin convīvium, a living together, banquet, from vīvere to live.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONVIVIAL

convivial  [kənˈvɪvɪəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONVIVIAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Convivial is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CONVIVIAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of convivial in the English dictionary

The definition of convivial in the dictionary is sociable; jovial or festive.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONVIVIAL


alluvial
əˈluːvɪəl
colluvial
kəˈluːvɪəl
diluvial
daɪˈluːvɪəl
eluvial
ɪˈluːvɪəl
fluvial
ˈfluːvɪəl
foveal
ˈfəʊvɪəl
gavial
ˈɡeɪvɪəl
illuvial
ɪˈluːvɪəl
induvial
ɪnˈdjuːvɪəl
jovial
ˈdʒəʊvɪəl
lixivial
lɪkˈsɪvɪəl
margravial
mɑːˈɡreɪvɪəl
nontrivial
ˌnɒnˈtrɪvɪəl
pluvial
ˈpluːvɪəl
postdiluvial
ˌpəʊstdaɪˈluːvɪəl
quadrivial
kwɒˈdrɪvɪəl
subniveal
sʌbˈnɪvɪəl
synovial
saɪˈnəʊvɪəl
trivial
ˈtrɪvɪəl
uveal
ˈjuːvɪəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONVIVIAL

convict
convictable
convictible
conviction
convictional
convictism
convictive
convictively
convince
convinced
convincement
convincer
convincible
convincing
convincingly
convincingness
convive
convivialist
conviviality
convivially

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONVIVIAL

antediluvial
commercial
editorial
effluvial
especial
essential
exuvial
facial
false gavial
financial
industrial
ingluvial
initial
interpluvial
isopluvial
khedivial
material
memorial
official
vial

Synonyms and antonyms of convivial in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONVIVIAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «convivial» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of convivial

Translation of «convivial» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONVIVIAL

Find out the translation of convivial to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of convivial from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «convivial» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

欢乐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

convivial
570 millions of speakers

English

convivial
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खुशनुमा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بهيج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

компанейский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

convivial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পার্বণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

convivial
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersemangat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gesellig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

楽しい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연회
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aman
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vui vẻ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மகிழ்ச்சியான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्सववादी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

conviviale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

biesiadny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

компанійський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sărbătoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εύθυμη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gesellige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

convivial
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selskapelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of convivial

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVIVIAL»

The term «convivial» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.126 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVIVIAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about convivial

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2 QUOTES WITH «CONVIVIAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word convivial.
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Richard Armour
In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.
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Conrad Black
Walter Cronkite was a personally decent and convivial man, who literally couldn't kill a fly, was kind to his children, generally helpful to juniors, authentically curious about the news, and, in his time, an energetic reporter.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONVIVIAL»

Discover the use of convivial in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to convivial and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Convivial Urban Spaces: Creating Effective Public Places
Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book draws on research, and the literature and theory of environmental psychology and urban design, to advance our understanding of what makes effective public spaces.
Henry Shaftoe, 2012
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Convivial Design Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front ...
The generative design research approach brings people served by design directly into the design process. First book on groundbreaking topic.
Elizabeth B.-N. Sanders, Liz Sanders, Pieter Jan Stappers, 2012
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Convivial Dickens: the drinks of Dickens and his times
Discusses the treatment of alcohol in the writings of Charles Dickens, describes the drinking customs of the Victorian era, and collects recipes for Victorian drinks
Edward Hewett, William F. Axton, 1983
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After Empire: Melancholia Or Convivial Culture?
'After Empire' explores Britain's failure to come to terms with the loss of its empire and pre-eminent global standing.
Paul Gilroy, 2004
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The Convivial Codfish
At Christmastime in Boston, a thief targets the local scrooge The angry old men of the Comrades of the Convivial Codfish club celebrate yuletide doing what they do best: eating, drinking, and greeting the season of giving with a spirited ...
Charlotte MacLeod, 2012
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The Convivial Songster. Edited by J. E. Carpenter
Joseph Edwards CARPENTER. A F ATHER'S LOVE. Enwnn Fx'rznsnnj [Made by W. V. WLLLLCI. The nectar cup may yield delight, The heart sweet music move, But oh, no charm, however bright, Is like paternal love ; Affection wears a silken ...
Joseph Edwards CARPENTER, 1864
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Rare Bits of Humor: After-Dinner Stories, Convivial Toasts ...
This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series.
Francis J. Cahill, 2010
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Europe, America, and Technology: Philosophical Perspectives: ...
Like Gintis and Illich's Marxist critics, we can also assess Illich's left- convivial vision of humanity in society as an ideal end. I have some doubts (they are no more than this) about the very possibility of convivial society as Illich depicts it.
P.T. Durbin, 1991
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A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in ...
In this fascinating study of the nineteenth-century middle class, John Tosh shows how profoundly men’s lives were conditioned by the Victorian ideal and how they negotiated its many contradictions.
John Tosh, 2008
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Ideology in America: Challenges to Faith
The most genuinely spiritual congregations I know are those whose members bring to their worship the burdens of their witness in the world, their costly discipleship. 2. The convivial church will provide an open forum for discussion of the most ...
Alan F. Geyer, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONVIVIAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term convivial is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ahoy Venezuela!
... minister counsellor, and Maria Mendoza, ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to Jamaica in convivial conversation. «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
2
Irish farewell for Kennedy at Brockton funeral
“We had to make a special seat for him. We had to change the seating,” said Rushing, who recalled Kennedy as “amazingly nice, convivial guy. «Enterprise News, Jul 15»
3
From Reggie to Dessie: It took four Drag Queens to get Soames …
Fortunately, there were no photographers around, but I found it a most convivial ride and we were well oiled on arriving at the club. Pity the ... «Conservative Home, Jul 15»
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Why Sit-Down Meals May Be Just As Unhealthful As Fast Food
An thinks it has something to do with the convivial nature of restaurant dining. "If people choose to dine at the restaurant, they have more time, ... «Capital Public Radio News, Jul 15»
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A New Pineapple Rum, With a Nod to Dickens
“That's his most convivial book,” said David Wondrich, the cocktail historian, who collaborated with Ferrand on the new product. “It's full of ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
6
New Jersey Rising: Modcup Coffee Shines In Jersey City
... to incorporate “Modcup” or “moden coffee” decorates the walls, and hints at the space's Sunday night DJ sets and convivial atmosphere. «Sprudge, Jul 15»
7
Beer review: Adventurous home drinking
My soul is nourished by the warmth, the convivial surroundings and the community that a pub offers. When you pay for your beer, you're paying ... «The Press, Jul 15»
8
Huddersfield Giants Supporters Association column: Cheers! for a …
Because last week HGSA had an extremely convivial and informative evening at the vineyard. After a tour of the growing area, samples were ... «Huddersfield Examiner, Jul 15»
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Chef Allen's Miami dinners feature Latin foods 'sin carne' — without …
Dinners are communal and convivial, served family-style and under the stars. It all adds up to a multicourse meal with so much style and ... «Miami Herald, Jul 15»
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Some Clevelanders say open-container districts are not a priority
I just don't think it fits in with the family-friendly, very convivial atmosphere we've worked hard to create in Ohio City." A throwback to the Flats «WKSU News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Convivial [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/convivial>. Dec 2019 ».
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