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Definitions for affable
ˈæf ə bəlaf·fa·ble
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affable, amiable, cordial, genialadjective
diffusing warmth and friendliness
"an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
Receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; friendly, courteous, sociable.
Etymology: affable, affabilis, from affor, from ad + for. See fable.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
easy to be spoken to or addressed; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; courteous; sociable
gracious; mild; benign
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
af′fa-bl, adj. condescending: easy to be spoken to (used with to).—ns. Affabil′ity, Af′fableness.—adv. Af′fably. [Fr.—L. affabilis—affāri, to speak to—ad, to, and fāri, to speak.]
The numerical value of affable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of affable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of affable in a Sentence
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.
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.
It was a very affable meeting. ... There was an immediate click between them. They both left the meeting charmed.
Mark Meadows is sort of ideologically extreme and personally affable, and I would use the same words to describe Madison Cawthorn.
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.
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- вежлив, любезен, внимателен, приветливBulgarian
- přívětivý, vlídnýCzech
- دوست داشتنیPersian
- tlàth, suairceScottish Gaelic
- מַסבִּיר פָּנִיםHebrew
- vennlig, velvillig, hyggeligNorwegian
- sympatyczny, życzliwyPolish
- afabil, cordialRomanian
- приветливый, любезныйRussian
- förbindlig, älskvärd, vänligSwedish
- arkadaş canlısı, içtenTurkish
- قابل اطلاقUrdu
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