[ UK /ˈæfəbə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈæfəbəɫ/ ]
  1. diffusing warmth and friendliness
    cordial relations
    a genial host
    an amiable gathering
    a cordial greeting
    an affable smile
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How To Use affable In A Sentence

  • Yeah, he's a pop genius, but his cool, affable swagger and clever repartee are the perfect complement to the more extroverted, outgoing personalities of Dahle and Ms. Case.
  • an affable smile
  • Forrest was normally mild-mannered, affable, and untalkative.
  • Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever-renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff, retroussé moustache. The Younger Set
  • Indeed, he is something of an affable version of our outgoing governor - not as bright, not as driven, but equally without agenda and equally without a base.
  • It would be a shame if he lost his affable, easy-going nature. Times, Sunday Times
  • He is an affable man who could enhance Ireland's habit of producing major winners. Times, Sunday Times
  • Annie Wagner in the Stranger: As a movie, Diggers is affable and lazy - its purpose obscured by a swarm of clichés. GreenCine Daily: Diggers.
  • I was pretty affable myself, just then, and pretended not to hear one or two of the more jealous remarks that were dropped - about how odd it was that Her Majesty hadn't chosen one of the purple brigade to squire her young cousin, not so much as Guardee even, but a plain Mr - and who the deuce were the Flashmans anyway? The Sky Writer
  • People are talking differently about the man that they thought of as an affable neighbour, pleasant cabbie, reliable friend and dutiful father. Times, Sunday Times
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