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English adjective: social

1. social relating to human society and its members


SamplesSocial institutions.
Societal evolution.
Societal forces.
Social legislation.


Synonymssocietal

2. social living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups


SamplesA human being is a social animal.
Mature social behavior.


Similarcultural, ethnic, ethnical, gregarious, interpersonal, multi-ethnic, multiethnic


See alsofriendly, gregarious, sociable


Attributesociality


Antonymsunsocial

3. social relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society


SamplesMade fun of her being so social and high-toned.
A social gossip colum.
The society page.

4. social composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability


SamplesA purely social club.
The church has a large social hall.
A social director.


Similarsociable


Antonymsunsociable

5. social tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind


SamplesAnts are social insects.


Similargregarious


Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna


Antonymsungregarious

6. social marked by friendly companionship with others


SamplesA social cup of coffee.


Similarfriendly


Antonymsunfriendly


English noun: social

1. social (group) a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity


Synonymsmixer, sociable


Broader (hypernym)party









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