social vs. sociable

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ddubug

Senior Member
Korean
Hi,

social,
sociable,

Both of these are adjective and their definition is almost same.
What is the difference?

<I am not social/sociable. But people think I'm active and keep inviting me to the party.>

In this sentence, social/sociable....which is right?
 
  • Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    They're basically synonymous although I would use "sociable" in this sentence. To me, "social" has more of a "society/societal" connotation to it, meaning a group of people could be "social" and an individual would be "sociable". This is just how I feel about the differences, though.
     
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