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Synonyms for affable
ˈæf ə bəlaf·fa·ble

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. affableadjective

    Mild; benign.

    Synonyms:
    benign, warm, mild

  2. affableadjective

    Synonyms:
    accessible, gracious, friendly, courteous, civil, complaisant

English Synonyms and Antonyms4.5 / 2 votes

  1. affable

    Friendly, as said of persons, signifies having the disposition of a friend; as said of acts, it signifies befitting or worthy of a friend. The adjective friendly does not reach the full significance of the nouns "friend" and "friendship;" one may be friendly to those who are not his friends, and to be in friendly relations often signifies little more than not to be hostile. In its application to persons, accessible is used of public and eminent persons, who might, if disposed, hold themselves at a distance from others. Companionable and sociable refer to manner and behavior, cordial and genial express genuine kindliness of heart. We speak of a cordial greeting, a favorable reception, a neighborly call, a sociable visitor, an amicable settlement, a kind interest, a friendly regard, a hearty welcome. The Saxon friendly is stronger than the Latin amicable; the amicable may be merely formal; the friendly is from the heart. Fond is commonly applied to an affection that becomes, or at least appears, excessive. Affectionate, devoted, and tender are almost always used in a high and good sense; as, an affectionate son; a devoted friend; "the tender mercy of our God," Luke i, 78. Compare FRIENDSHIP.

    Synonyms:
    accessible, affectionate, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, cordial, favorable, fond, friendly, genial, hearty, kind, kindly, loving, neighborly, sociable, social, tender, well-disposed

    Antonyms:
    adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike

Princeton's WordNet2.7 / 3 votes

  1. affable, amiable, cordial, genialadjective

    diffusing warmth and friendliness

    "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"

    Synonyms:
    good-humored, good-humoured, cordial, kind, amiable, mental, genial

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. affableadjective

    Synonyms:
    conversable, communicative, free, unreserved, open, sociable, social

  2. affableadjective

    Synonyms:
    courteous, complaisant, civil, polite, obliging, urbane, debonair, familiar, easy, gracious, mild, condescending, well-bred

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. affableadjective

    Synonyms:
    courteous, sociable, gracious, cordial, benign, complaisant, accessible

    Antonyms:
    inaffable, discourteous

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How to use affable in a sentence?

  1. Greg Ellis:

    They were so affable and friendly, and they were kind of a reflection of who he is, you know, they weren't intimidating and mean spirited. They were just good and nice people there to protect all the kids.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Whoever is open, loyal, true; of humane and affable demeanour; honourable himself, and in his judgement of others; faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man....such a man is a true gentleman.

  3. Carlos Urzua:

    It was a very affable meeting. ... There was an immediate click between them. They both left the meeting charmed.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Whoever is open, loyal, true of humane and affable demeanour honourable himself, and in his judgement of others faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man....such a man is a true gentleman.

  5. Chris Cooper:

    Mark Meadows is sort of ideologically extreme and personally affable, and I would use the same words to describe Madison Cawthorn.


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