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affable

[af-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite: an affable and courteous gentleman.
2.
showing warmth and friendliness; benign; pleasant: an affable smile.

Origin:
1530–40; < Latin affābilis that can be spoken to, courteous, equivalent to af- af- + fā- speak (see fate) + -bilis -ble, perhaps via Middle French

affability, affableness, noun
affably, adverb
unaffable, adjective
unaffableness, noun
unaffably, adverb


1. See civil.
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affable (ˈæfəbəl)
 
adj
1.  showing warmth and friendliness; kindly; mild; benign
2.  easy to converse with; approachable; amicable
 
[C16: from Latin affābilis easy to talk to, from affārī to talk to, from ad- to + fāri to speak; compare fable, fate]
 
affa'bility
 
n
 
'affably
 
adv

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affable
late 15c., from O.Fr., from L. affabilis "kind, friendly," lit. "he who can be (easily) spoken to," from affari "to speak to," from ad- "to" + fari "to speak" (see fame).
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