affable

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French affable, Latin affābilis, from affor (I address), from ad + for (speak, talk). See fable.

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affable (comparative more affable, superlative most affable)

  1. Receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; friendly, courteous, sociable.
    • 1912: James Burrill Angell, The Reminiscences Of James Burrill Angell, chapter ix "Mission To The Ottoman Empire"
      Furthermore, I may say, that the Sultan was always most affable to me in my interviews with him, even when I had to discuss some missionary questions. In fact, I never saw any traces of the difficulties which Mr. Terrell reported.
  2. Mild; benign.
    • 1998: Alexia Maria Kosmider, Tricky Tribal Discourse, page 84
      During more affable weather, the four friends congregate outside, sometimes leaning their hickory chairs against a "catapa" tree...

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affable (masculine and feminine, plural affables)

  1. affable, amicable, sociable

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