V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. easy to get along with; 2. friendly and good-natured

Synonyms: friendly, good-natured, amiable, pleasant, genial

Antonyms: contemptuous, impolite, withdrawn, reserved

Tips: Affable is derived from the Latin affabilis, “easy to speak to.” Affable is often used to describe someone who has a talent for making friends and putting people at ease--someone who is easy to speak with.

Usage Examples:

Although she knew that she wasn’t as qualified for the job as some of the other candidates, Mary hoped she could win over the interviewers with her affable demeanor. (good-natured, pleasant)

He has an affable personality that instantly attracts new friends. (friendly, amiable)

I think they will get along really well because they both have such affable personalities. (genial, amiable)

She wasn't very friendly when we spoke on the phone, but when we met in person, she was quite affable. (pleasant, friendly)

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