[ UK /ˌæfəbˈɪlɪti/ ]
  1. a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
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How To Use affability In A Sentence

  • Yeo lowered his tone and scowled at the plump Bonini, who was bearing down upon them with hostly affability. The Fashion in Shrouds
  • The TV listings call Larry King "avuncular," which describes his affability but sets him somewhat apart from his guests. Jerry Weissman: The Art & Science of Oprah Winfrey: Part III
  • Mid-way through her answer, her neatly measured affability gives way to a decided prickliness.
  • He just trundled on, his public school affability masking a lack of clear thought.
  • The fact of Madame Olenska's "foreignness" could hardly have been more adroitly emphasised than by this farewell tribute; and Mrs. van der Luyden accepted her displacement with an affability which left no doubt as to her approval. The Age of Innocence
  • His affability and lack of duplicity did not set him in good stead for his dealings with the sleazier side of 1980s politics.
  • His disposition is said to be most amiable and genial, and his affability endeared him especially to his own countrymen, by whom he was called alii lokomaikai, “the kind chief.” The Hawaiian Archipelago
  • He was a brilliant attorney with a self-effacing kindness and affability unlike any I have ever seen.
  • Our affability is the armor that protects the inner sensitive personality. The Joys of Being a Woman and Other Papers
  • His affability was a welcome change from the stridency of Eliot Spitzer, yet Paterson quickly proved an unreliable steward. NY Post: News
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