conviviality

Part of speech: noun

Festive merriment or joviality.

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Usage examples "conviviality":

  1. The conviviality and good humour which prevailed were unbounded, and the patriotic tendency of the toasts, given by those at the upper table, was proved by the cheers with which they were received by all the others. - "A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium", Richard Boyle Bernard.
  2. These were tokens to be trusted by an observer who might go astray in taking any chance guest as a standard of the average conviviality. - "I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. In 1740 he was obliged to sell his estate of Wimpole, in order to clear off a debt of 100, 000 pounds, a sacrifice which failed to appease his creditors, and a prey to carking care, he found the downward path from conviviality to inebriety a rapid one. - "Studies from Court and Cloister", J.M. Stone.