Affable meaning

ăfə-bəl
Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable.
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Gentle and gracious.

An affable smile.

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Gentle and kindly.

An affable smile.

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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.

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Pleasant and easy to approach or talk to; friendly.
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Receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; friendly, courteous, sociable.
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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