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affability Line breaks: af¦fa|bil¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˌafəˈbɪlɪti/

Definition of affability in English:


[mass noun]
The quality of being affable; geniality: an air of benign affability
More example sentences
  • He was a brilliant attorney with a self-effacing kindness and affability unlike any I have ever seen.
  • Perhaps his ability to weather the ebb and flow of public fickleness lies in his sheer affability and generosity of spirit.
  • The virtue of justice comes wrapped in other tempering traits: gratitude, liberality, affability, and mercy.
friendliness, amiability, geniality, congeniality, cordiality, warmth, warmness, pleasantness, niceness, charm, agreeableness, good humour, good nature, kindliness, kindness, courtesy, courteousness, civility, graciousness, approachability, approachableness, accessibility, amenability, sociability, gregariousness, conviviality, clubbability, neighbourliness, hospitable manner, obliging nature, easy-going manner, informality, lack of reserve, naturalness, relaxedness, ease, easiness
informal chumminess, palliness
North American informal clubbiness
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