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Definition of "affable" []

  • Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable. (adjective)
  • Gentle and gracious: an affable smile. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "affable" in a sentence
  • "Earp was fond of using the word affable when describing his friend to others."
  • "With Mr. Thompson's exit, PayPal loses what former colleagues describe as an affable and skilled negotiator just as the new initiative was nearing the finish line."
  • "That setup may sound dark for the man who prior to "Breaking Bad" was best known as the affable dad Hal on Fox's long-running sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle.""