affability

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Etymology[edit]

affable +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

affability (countable and uncountable, plural affabilities)

  1. The state or quality of being affable, friendly, or approachable.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      The landlady [] was not without some concern for the confinement of poor Sophia, of whose great sweetness of temper and affability the maid of the house had made so favourable a report, which was confirmed by all the squire’s servants []

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