What does affable mean?

Definitions for affable
ˈæf ə bəlaf·fa·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affable, amiable, cordial, genialadjective

    diffusing warmth and friendliness

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

Wiktionary

  1. affableadjective

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

  2. affableadjective

    Mild; benign.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. AFFABLEadjective

    Etymology: affable, Fr. affabilis, Lat.

    He was affable, and both well and fair spoken, and would use strange sweetness and blandishment of words, where he desired to affect or persuade any thing that he took to heart. Francis Bacon.

    Her father is Baptista Minola,
    An affable and courteous gentleman. William Shakespeare, Tam. Shrew.

    Gentle to me, and affable hath been
    Thy condescension, and shall be honour’d ever
    With grateful memory. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. viii.

    Augustus appeared, looking round him with a serene and affable countenance upon all the writers of his age. Tatler.

ChatGPT

  1. affable

    Affable refers to a person who is friendly, good-natured, easy to talk to, and approachable. It describes someone with a warm and pleasant demeanor who is easy to converse with and often likable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affableadjective

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

  2. Affableadjective

    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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of affable in a Sentence

  1. Greg Ellis:

    They were so affable and friendly, and they were kind of a reflection of who he is, you know, they weren't intimidating and mean spirited. They were just good and nice people there to protect all the kids.

  2. Carlos Urzua:

    It was a very affable meeting. ... There was an immediate click between them. They both left the meeting charmed.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Whoever is open, loyal, true of humane and affable demeanour honourable himself, and in his judgement of others faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man....such a man is a true gentleman.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Whoever is open, loyal, true; of humane and affable demeanour; honourable himself, and in his judgement of others; faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man....such a man is a true gentleman.

  5. Chris Cooper:

    Mark Meadows is sort of ideologically extreme and personally affable, and I would use the same words to describe Madison Cawthorn.

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