approachable

[ uh-proh-chuh-buh l ]
/ əˈproʊ tʃə bəl /
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adjective

capable of being approached; accessible.
(of a person) easy to meet, know, talk with, etc.

Nearby words

  1. apprize,
  2. appro,
  3. approach,
  4. approach light,
  5. approach shot,
  6. approbate,
  7. approbation,
  8. approbative,
  9. appropre,
  10. appropriable

Origin of approachable

First recorded in 1565–75; approach + -able

Related forms
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Examples from the Web for approachableness

  • Other social assets of this type are amenableness, affability, hospitality and approachableness.

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British Dictionary definitions for approachableness

approachable

/ (əˈprəʊtʃəbəl) /

adjective

capable of being approached; accessible
(of a person) friendly
Derived Formsapproachability or approachableness, noun

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Word Origin and History for approachableness

approachable

adj.

1570s, from approach (v.) + -able. Figurative sense, "affable, friendly," is from 1610s. Related: Approachably; approachability.

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