Definitions for affableˈæf ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

af•fa•bleˈæf ə bəl(adj.)

  1. easy to approach and to talk to; friendly:

    courteous and affable neighbors.

  2. showing warmth and friendliness; pleasant:

    an affable smile.

Origin of affable:

1530–40; (< MF) < L affābilis courteous, affable =affā(rī) to speak to, address ( af- af - +fārī to speak; cf. fate ) +-bilis -ble


Princeton's WordNet

  1. affable, amiable, cordial, genial(adj)

    diffusing warmth and friendliness

    "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"


  1. affable(Adjective)

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

  2. affable(Adjective)

    Mild; benign.

  3. Origin: affable, affabilis, from affor, from ad + for. See fable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affable(adj)

    easy to be spoken to or addressed; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; courteous; sociable

  2. Affable(adj)

    gracious; mild; benign

Translations for affable

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


pleasant and easy to talk to

an affable young man.

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