Synonyms for affable

Grammar : Adj
Spell : af-uh-buh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæf ə bəl

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Définition of affable

Origin :
  • late 15c., from Old French afable (14c.), from Latin affabilis "approachable, courteous, kind, friendly," literally "who can be (easily) spoken to," from affari "to speak to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fari "to speak" (see fame (n.)). Related: Affably.
  • adj friendly
Example sentences :
  • I was prepared for all this, and was most affable to the tormentor of a traveller's patience.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • His manners are affable and genial, his disposition frank and generous.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • His manner is affable and unassuming, and his disposition kindly.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • Lady Carey was affable and gracious, also very important and busy.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He was an affable gentleman, and soon set them all at their ease.
  • Extract from : « The Great Hunger » by Johan Bojer
  • He was, as usual, smiling and affable, and 'overjoyed to meet with congenial spirits.'
  • Extract from : « Against Odds » by Lawrence L. Lynch
  • Gilbert, complacent and affable, returned to Washington accompanied by David.
  • Extract from : « David Dunne » by Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • Never before had she seemed so beautiful or so affable, so necessary to his life.
  • Extract from : « Gilian The Dreamer » by Neil Munro
  • "Forgive me f' taking you up stairway," apologized the affable gentleman.
  • Extract from : « Quin » by Alice Hegan Rice
  • They are affable, charming companions, and give in readily to the wishes of others.
  • Extract from : « Palmistry for All » by Cheiro

Antonyms for affable

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