- af·fa·bil·i·ty [af-uh-bil-i-tee], /ˌæf əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, af·fa·ble·ness, noun
- af·fa·bly, adverb
- un·af·fa·ble, adjective
- un·af·fa·bly, adverb
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How to use affable in a sentence
The Southern Poverty Law Center has described Heimbach as “the affable, youthful face of hate in America” who is, in many ways, “the grand connector” among various hate groups.Neo-Nazi told leader of group at deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally: ‘We’re all doing it together’ | Ellie Silverman | November 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Apart from my affable old roommate, Logan, I didn’t know the rest of these Spikeballers all that well.
Democratic mainstay Terry McAullife—bestie to the Clintons, former Democratic National Committee chairman and perhaps the most affable fundraiser in the party—is looking to again become the gubernatorial nominee.It’s Eerily Like 2009 in Virginia’s Gubernatorial Primary | Philip Elliott | June 8, 2021 | Time
Our guide on that tour is affable company spokesman Steve Tuttle, who cheerfully explains Axon’s mission using words like “transparency” and “passion.”Documentary All Light, Everywhere Examines the Limits of Police Body Cameras—and Our Own Perceptions | Stephanie Zacharek | June 4, 2021 | Time
Luke Combs, Eric Church and Luke Bryan keep dominating the radio with affable odes to love, heartbreak, whiskey and small towns.On Their New Albums, Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe Find New Ways to Disrupt Country Music | Andrew R. Chow | May 6, 2021 | Time
Four, the recruitment by the Republicans of affable-seeming candidates who had some discipline drilled into them.
And that brings me to an otherwise affable cast of candidates.
He was always affable but ultimately unknowable; intellectually incurious but ferociously ambitious.The Messy, Sordid Story of Jim Greer, Charlie Crist’s Man to a Fault | Rick Wilson | June 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
In manners affable, and in benevolence unsurpassed, the Kentucky planter gains the plaudits of all.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Col. Moore, a veteran politician of the Old Dominion, was a most pleasant and affable gentleman, and a great lisper withal.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Montaigne would say:219 I will have elbow-room: I will be courteous and affable according to my fancy, without fear or remorse.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
It was the rule to be courteous, affable, gentlemanly, for all this was in harmony with the severity of art.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
She had seen him on his former visit, and remembered favourably his genial good-humour and affable bearing.Julian Home | Dean Frederic W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for affable
showing warmth and friendliness; kindly; mild; benign
easy to converse with; approachable; amicable
- affability, noun
- affably, adverb
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