Me: “Hey, babe, what does “gregarious” mean?” (Isn’t that terrible? I’m a writer who has a limited vocabulary.) (Also that’s the first time I’ve called myself a writer, which is maybe ironic since this is not my best effort.)

Hubs: “Um, kind of like over the top, why?”

Me: “That can’t be right. Someone called me that the other day.”

Enter the Google search which returned the following results:


  1. (of a person) Fond of company; sociable.
  2. (of animals) Living in flocks or loosely organized communities.
Synonyms: sociable – social – companionable
Me: “Oh that’s good, I’m sociable!”
Hubs: “You’re a flock.”
Me: give hubs a look
Hubs: “What did the person say?”
Me: “They said that if my child is as gregarious as I am we will have to watch out for his teenage years.”
Hubs: “Hmm.”
Me: “Cool. I’m gregarious!”
Have you learned anything new about yourself lately? 


  1. Hey there! Visiting from yeah write’s NaBloPoMo grid. I’ve been helping my son learn a ton of vocabulary words for a standardized test he has to take soon, and “gregarious” is one of his words. He always forgets what it means and my hint is, “Your grandmother.” Then he says, “Oh yeah, really outgoing and talkative.” It’s a good thing. Of course “your grandmother” is also my hint for: verbose, loquacious and garrulous!
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  2. It’s one of my favorite words!
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  3. I love little exchanges like that! My teen in gregarious (like me). He has fun but you have to worry more about the party scene than if you have a bookish teen!
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    • My husband and I are full of ridiculous exchanges. :)
      My goodness I have not even thought about the teenage years and the party scene! Here’s hoping I can navigate that if my son does turn out to be a gregarious as I am!

  4. Girl – I google words all the time! I plan to write a certain word and then I begin to wonder about the meaning… so I google. I think it’s a good thing. You seem gregarious! :)
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    • Haha, I’m SO glad I’m not the only one that googles! You seem very gregarious too! I’m thinking if we ever get to meet in person it would be a very fun evening. :)

  5. I’ve learned the limit of how much cake I can eat. That’s a silly thing to learn, but it was my birthday this week and my parents left a whole sheet cake over here. Which was a bad idea.

    Gregarious is a great thing to be! I always think of it as friendly and outgoing.
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    • I totally understand. I have no will power when it comes to cake, cupcakes, or chocolate. Terrible.

      Yes! I am starting to think I really like gregarious as a descriptor. :)

  6. I always thought it just meant talkative. I’m glad you looked it up, since I assumed I knew the definition already.
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    • Talkative would fit, too! I was so embarrassed to have to google it; but I feel so much better now that I know what it is!