The definition of affable is a person who is friendly or easy to talk to.
A person who makes you feel welcome is an example of an affable person.
- pleasant and easy to approach or talk to; friendly
- gentle and kindly: an affable smile
Origin of affableMiddle English affabyl from Classical Latin affabilis from ad-, to + fari, to speak: see fame
- Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable.
- Gentle and gracious: an affable smile.
Origin of affableMiddle English affabil from Old French affable from Latin affābilis from affārī to speak to ad- ad- fārī to speak ; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more affable, superlative most affable)