Learn English – A pejorative term for “unreasonably gregarious”


I am looking for a pejorative term to describe someone who constantly needs social interaction regardless of quality.

Something along the lines of "social nymphomaniac", but not necessarily gender-specific, and preferably in a single word. I would also prefer it if it were not colloquial.

Best Answer

I would call such a person intrusive, if I were limited to a single word. Some of the synonyms my thesaurus gives for intrusive are presumptuous, pushy, impertinent, officious, and forward. They're all pejorative. An officious person offers help, advice, or service where none is wanted. A presumptuous person presumes on a degree of familiarity or intimacy that isn't warranted by the actual relationship. Another word for forward in this sense is brash.