[ af-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈæf ə bəl /
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OTHER WORDS FOR affable
1 accessible, amiable, approachable, genial, gracious, sociable.
OPPOSITES FOR affable
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Origin of affable
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1. See civil.
OTHER WORDS FROM affableaf·fa·bil·i·ty [af-uh-bil-i-tee], /ˌæf əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, af·fa·ble·ness, nounaf·fa·bly, adverbun·af·fa·ble, adjectiveun·af·fa·bly, adverb
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How to use affable in a sentence
They ranged from yoga teacher-toned to affably soft around the edges.Naked on a New York Street—for Art|Emily Shire|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its affably glib opening lines set the tone while acknowledging the First-World-problems aspect to the text.Must-Reads: ‘The Last Nude,’ ‘Arrows of the Night,’ and ‘The Fallback Plan’|Bruce Riedel, Lauren Elkin, Drew Nellins|January 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
My sweet gal,” he said affably touching his cap, “is Capting Laidlaw within?The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
Then he, Big Sid, was over dropping his left hand on that guard's arm, asking affably for the vice-president.
"I regret very much that I have come too late to know any of my male relatives," he said, affably.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Henry Burns smiled most affably, as though the squire had been his dearest friend and adviser.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
He stands grinning very affably but doesn't understand a word of English.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
British Dictionary definitions for affable
/ (ˈæfəbəl) /
showing warmth and friendliness; kindly; mild; benign
easy to converse with; approachable; amicable
Derived forms of affableaffability, nounaffably, adverb
Word Origin for affable
C16: from Latin affābilis easy to talk to, from affārī to talk to, from ad- to + fāri to speak; compare fable, fate
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