Saturday, May 18, 2002
affable adjective [AF-uh-buhl] Easy to speak to; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner.
Definitions for affable
- Easy to speak to; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner.
- Gracious; benign.
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Citations for affable
Nonetheless, in view of the fact that Leon stated in the warrant that I was good-looking, cheerful and affable, they exhorted me to make myself appear to be taciturn, melancholy and ugly.
Johnny's father, while strict with his children, usually was affable and relaxed.
Origin of affable
Affable is from Latin affabilis, from affari, "to speak to," from ad-, "to" + fari, "to speak."