Social vs. Sociable

social = connected with life in a society

  • Crime and unemployment are the most serious social problems.
  • Social customs/reforms/functions.
  • Kuriachan leads an active social life despite his busy office responsibilities.
  • People are encouraged to take part in social activities with a view to ensuring social strength and security.

sociable = fond of the company of others, friendly, showing friendliness

  • Our new neighbours are not very sociable (social✗)
  • They are sociable people who enjoy having parties.
  • Ours is a very sociable little village where people enjoy social events and gatherings.

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