Affable Definition

Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable.
American Heritage
Pleasant and easy to approach or talk to; friendly.
Webster's New World
Gentle and gracious.
An affable smile.
American Heritage
Gentle and kindly.
An affable smile.
Webster's New World

Receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; friendly, courteous, sociable.


Origin of Affable

  • Middle English affabil from Old French affable from Latin affābilis from affārī to speak to ad- ad- fārī to speak bhā-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French affable, Latin affābilis, from affor (“I address”), from ad + for (“speak, talk”). See fable.

    From Wiktionary

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