Assembly-room, casino, club-house, common-room.

    Esprit de corps, nepotism 11.

    An entertainment, party, levee, soirée, conversazione, rout, ridotto, at-home, house-warming, festival 840, interview, assignation, appointment, call, visit, visiting, reception 588.

    (Verbs). To be sociable, etc., to associate with, keep company with, to club together, sort with, hob-nob with, consort; make, pick, or scrape acquaintance with, take up with.

    To visit, pay a visit, interchange visits or cards, call upon, leave a card, make advances.

    (Phrases). To beat up one's quarters; to make oneself at home.

    To entertain, give a party, dance, etc.; to keep open house; to receive, to welcome.

    (Phrases). To be at home to; to receive with open arms; to give a warm reception to; to kill the fatted calf.

    (Adjectives). Sociable, social, companionable, neighbourly, gregarious, clannish, clubbable, conversable, etc., on visiting terms, welcome, hospitable, convivial, festive.

    (Phrases). Free and easy; hail fellow well met.

    (Adverbs). En famille; in the family circle; sans façon; sans cérémonie; sans gêne.

  1. Seclusion (Substantives), privacy, retirement, recess, retiredness, rustication.
  2. Solitude, singleness, estrangement from the world, loneliness, lonesomeness, retiredness, isolation; cloister, nunnery, etc. 1000.

    Wilderness, depopulation.


    Exclusion (Substantives), excommunication, banishment, exile, ostracism, out, cut direct, dead cut, inhospitality, inhospitableness, unsociability.

    A recluse, hermit, cenobite, anchoret (or anchorite), stylite, santon, troglodyte, solitary, ruralist; outcast, pariah; foundling, waif, wastrel, etc.

    (Verbs). To be secluded, etc., to retire, to live retired, secluded, etc.; to keep aloof; to keep snug; to shut oneself up, deny oneself.

    (Phrases). Aller planter ses choux; to retire from the world.

    To cut, refuse to associate with or acknowledge; repel, cold-shoulder, blackball, excommunicate, boycott, exclude, banish, exile, ostracise, rusticate, send down, abandon, maroon.

    (Phrases). To send to Coventry; to turn one's back upon; to look cool upon.

    To depopulate, dispeople.

    (Adjectives). Secluded, sequestered, retired, private, bye, snug, domestic, claustral.

    Unsociable, unsocial, offish, stand-offish, isolated, inhospitable, cynical, inconversible, retiring, unneighbourly, exclusive.

    Solitary, lonesome, isolated, single, estranged, unfrequented.

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