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gregarious (adj) liking company; sociable; (of animals) living in groups.

Human beings by nature are gregarious; that is, they like to live in the company of the fellow humans. They prefer society to solitude. They are, in other words, social creatures. That is, they like to live in groups and spend time in groups. A human being does not and cannot live alone. So they are gregarious. Animals which live in groups and herds are gregarious. Monkeys are gregarious.

  • Human settlements like villages, towns, and cities are enough proof that human beings are gregarious. People living in solitude or aloof from society form a negligible percentage of humanity.
  • Gregarious animals live in silent company whereas the human being's gregarious living is seen in their living in noisy company.
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