Origin of affable
Examples from the Web for affable
She plays Lolly, an affable inmate who listens to Piper recount her gruesome bashing of Pennsatucky, whom she believes she killed.Lori Petty on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ the Halcyon ‘90s, and Discovering Jennifer Lawrence|Marlow Stern|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had to prove that Fallon's reign isn't a fluke, that late night really can be a home for the affable and good-natured.Seth Meyers Gets Off to a Rocky Start on 'Late Night'|Kevin Fallon|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Make no mistake: De Blasio is a talented politician, an affable, engaging, intelligent man with a beautiful bi-racial family.
A mild and affable lawyer, Sloan also knew his way around Capitol Hill.Congress Cooperates, Obama Pushes Hard, and Closing Gitmo Has a Chance|Daniel Klaidman|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Since then, he has spent most of his time in the affable fog of extreme old age, almost entirely shielded from public view.
Mrs. Fortescue, who would have been affable to the Evil One himself, smiled at Broussard.Betty at Fort Blizzard|Molly Elliot Seawell
Then he went up to him, with a large and liberal sniff, and an affable inquiry, as a little dog goes up to a big one.Mary Anerley|R. D. Blackmore
So may the turbulent Æolus be as affable to thee as to the peaceful nests of halcyons.The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare|J. J. Jusserand
One day, in the course of conversation, the affable monarch inquired how he had lost his eye.Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions|Charles Mackay
The open and affable address of the governor attracted the people.The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)|John West
British Dictionary definitions for affable
Word Origin for affable
Word Origin and History for 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.