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approachable

[uh-proh-chuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being approached; accessible.
  2. (of a person) easy to meet, know, talk with, etc.

Origin of approachable

First recorded in 1565–75; approach + -able
Related formsap·proach·a·bil·i·ty, ap·proach·a·ble·ness, nounnon·ap·proach·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ap·proach·a·ble, adjectivenon·ap·proach·a·ble·ness, nounre·ap·proach·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for approachableness

Historical Examples

  • Other social assets of this type are amenableness, affability, hospitality and approachableness.

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British Dictionary definitions for approachableness

approachable

adjective
  1. capable of being approached; accessible
  2. (of a person) friendly
Derived Formsapproachability or approachableness, noun
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Word Origin and History for approachableness

approachable

adj.

1570s, from approach (v.) + -able. Figurative sense, "affable, friendly," is from 1610s. Related: Approachably; approachability.

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