Gregarious vs Amicable - What's the difference?

gregarious | amicable |

As adjectives the difference between gregarious and amicable

is that gregarious is (of a person) describing one who enjoys being in crowds and socializing while amicable is showing friendliness or goodwill.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • (of a person) Describing one who enjoys being in crowds and socializing.
  • (zoology) Of animals that travel in herds or packs.
  • * 1972 , (Richard Adams), (Watership Down)
  • Rabbits are lively at nightfall, and when evening rain drives them underground they still feel gregarious .


    * (of a person) (l) * (zoology) (l)


    * (of a person who enjoys being in crowds) outgoing, sociable




    (en adjective)
  • Showing friendliness or goodwill.
  • They hoped to reach an amicable agreement.
    He was an amicable fellow with an easy smile.

    Usage notes

    Amicable is particularly used of relationships or agreements (especially legal proceedings, such as divorce), with meaning ranging from simply “not quarrelsome, mutually consenting” to “quite friendly”. By contrast, the similar term amiable is especially used to mean “pleasant, lovable”, such as an “amiable smile”.The Penguin Wordmaster Dictionary,'' Martin Manser and Nigel Turton, eds., 1987, cited in “ Wordmaster: amiable, amicable]”, ''[ all songs lead back t' the sea], 23 Oct 2009, by [ NTWrong

    Derived terms

    * amicability * amicableness * amicable number * amicably