Definition of affable in English:

affable

Line breaks: af|fable
Pronunciation: /ˈafəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

affably

adverb
More example sentences
  • A business suit-clad man then greets them, shakes hands affably and makes them sit in comfortable chairs.
  • He concurred affably, puckering his lips in thought as he pondered over the last decade's adventures.
  • At first the driver and his Arab passengers chat affably enough, chatting loudly over the blaring radio.

Origin

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

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