What does affable mean?

Definitions for affableˈæf ə bəl

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Affable

    af′fa-bl, adj. condescending: easy to be spoken to (used with to).—ns. Affabil′ity, Af′fableness.—adv. Af′fably. [Fr.—L. affabilisaffāri, to speak to—ad, to, and fāri, to speak.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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