- affaire d'amour,
- affaire d'honneur,
- affaire de coeur
Origin of affable
Examples from the Web for affability
They were hustlers, raconteurs, and had an affability about them that suggested they would make excellent dinner companions.9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Finally on Trial at Guantanamo|Terry McDermott|May 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Affability Bob applauded his friend's course of action in view of its motive.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
We were surprised at his affability, as well as at his industry.
The Brahmin officials were all smiles and affability to me, saying what an excellent act of charity the Patel was performing.India and the Indians|Edward F. Elwin
Zuinglius, on hearing the name, embraced the celebrated preacher of Berne, with that affability which made him so engaging.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Evidently, he asked for an introduction, which Miss Jaques gave with an affability that was eloquent of her powers as an actress.The Silent Barrier|Louis Tracy
Word Origin for affable
late 15c., from Old French affabilité (14c.), noun of quality from affable (see affable).
late 15c., from Old French afable (14c.), from Latin affabilis "approachable, courteous, kind, friendly," literally "who can be (easily) spoken to," from affari "to speak to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fari "to speak" (see fame (n.)). Related: Affably.