Synonyms for affably

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

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Définition of affably

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.
  • As in courteously : adv civilly
  • As in politely : adv thoughtfully
  • As in agreeably : adv willingly, assenting; pleasantly; in keeping
Example sentences :
  • "I am sorry we are going to part, gentlemen," he said, affably.
  • Extract from : « Australia Revenged » by Boomerang
  • “I am glad that you have a friend in him,” said Mrs. Winthrop affably.
  • Extract from : « David Dunne » by Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • "Do not be shy of me, monsieur," she encouraged him affably.
  • Extract from : « Fort Amity » by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • "Perfectly all right, Mr. Oak," the blond young man said affably.
  • Extract from : « A Spaceship Named McGuire » by Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The lady stared at him steadfastly and smiled to him affably and serenely.
  • Extract from : « Foma Gordyeff » by Maxim Gorky
  • "If I can tell you anything about the country I shall be glad," said Weil, affably.
  • Extract from : « A Black Adonis » by Linn Boyd Porter
  • "Charlie, you are neglecting a part of your duty," he observed to Drouet most affably.
  • Extract from : « Sister Carrie » by Theodore Dreiser
  • "I think I'll come up and sit nearer to you," says Tommy, affably.
  • Extract from : « April's Lady » by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
  • "I knew you were a druggist," said my fellow traveler, affably.
  • Extract from : « Strictly Business » by O. Henry
  • "So's I could get in and take a little joy ride with you," said Mr. Crow affably.
  • Extract from : « Anderson Crow, Detective » by George Barr McCutcheon

Antonyms for affably

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