Adjective "affable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to.
  1. 'He is an affable man, easy to talk to, to sit down with, to rap about policy or just chat shop.'
  2. 'It was easy to imagine a scene in that affable pub on any night, the slagging, the fun.'
  3. 'Out of it, Alex should retain his very affable and amiable nature.'
  4. 'Everyone seemed very pleasant and affable and there wasn't too much in the way of pontificating.'
  5. 'Greece's affable, easy-going ways have long made it a favourite with families.'
  6. 'I have met him several times and find him an affable and friendly person, and a joy to talk politics with.'
  7. 'He was a charming, affable man who, it was said, defeated his enemies without making any.'
  8. 'He is too affable, too open, too ready to volunteer a view on issues that worry or interest him.'
  9. 'I wasn't intimidated at all, I think because he's so warm and affable and such a generous actor.'
  10. 'Johnny had a warm and affable personality and was renowned as a hard worker.'


1. pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite: an affable and courteous gentleman.

2. showing warmth and friendliness; benign; pleasant: an affable smile.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be affable with everyones."

"people can be affable as people."

"people can be affable."

"manners can be affable."

"chaps can be affable."

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Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin affabilis, from the verb affari, from ad- ‘to’ + fari ‘speak’.