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affable

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Adjective
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CIDE DICTIONARY

affablea. [F. affable, L. affabilis, fr. affari to speak to; ad + fari to speak. See Fable.].
  •  Easy to be spoken to or addressed; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; courteous; sociable.  [1913 Webster]
    "An affable and courteous gentleman."  [1913 Webster]
    "His manners polite and affable."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Gracious; mild; benign.  [1913 Webster]
    "A serene and affable countenance."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Courteous; civil; complaisant; accessible; mild; benign; condescending.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

affable, adj.
1 (of a person) approachable and friendly.
2 kind and courteous, esp. to inferiors.

Derivative
affability n. affably adv.
Etymology
F f. L affabilis f. affari (as AD-, fari speak)

THESAURUS

affable

Bohemian, accommodating, agreeable, amiable, amicable, attentive, benevolent, benign, benignant, blissful, bonhomous, casual, cheerful, civil, clubbable, clubbish, clubby, communicative, companionable, companionate, compatible, complaisant, compliant, congenial, considerate, cordial, courteous, decent, deferential, degage, desirable, dulcet, easy, easy-natured, easygoing, en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant, familiar, felicific, felicitous, fine, fit for society, folksy, fond of society, free and easy, friendly, generous, genial, gentle, good, good-humored, good-natured, good-tempered, goodly, graceful, gracious, grateful, gratifying, gregarious, harmonious, haymish, heart-warming, homely, homey, honeyed, hospitable, indulgent, informal, irregular, kind, kindly, likable, loose, loquacious, mellifluous, mellow, mild, natural, nice, obliging, offhand, offhanded, overindulgent, overpermissive, permissive, plain, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful, polite, relaxed, respectful, rewarding, satisfying, simple, sociable, social, social-minded, solicitous, suave, sweet, sweet-tempered, tactful, talkative, thoughtful, unaffected, unassuming, unceremonious, unconstrained, unconventional, unofficial, unstudied, urbane, welcome, well-natured

ROGET THESAURUS

affable

Humility

N humility, humbleness, meekness, lowness, lowliness, lowlihood, abasement, self-abasement, submission, resignation, condescension, affability, modesty, verecundity, blush, suffusion, confusion, sense of shame, sense of disgrace, humiliation, mortification, let down, set down, humble, lowly, meek, modest, humble minded, sober-minded, unoffended, submissive, servile, condescending, affable, humbled, bowed down, resigned, abashed, ashamed, dashed, out of countenance, down in the mouth, down on one's knees, down on one's marrowbones, down on one's uppers, humbled in the dust, browbeaten, chapfallen, crestfallen, dumfoundered, flabbergasted, shorn of one's glory, with downcast eyes, with bated breath, with bended knee, on all fours, on one's feet, under correction, with due deference, I am your obedient servant, I am your very humble servant, my service to you, da locum melioribus, parvum parva decent.

Courtesy

N courtesy, respect, good manners, good behavior, good breeding, manners, politeness, bienseance, urbanity, comity, gentility, breeding, polish, presence, civility, civilization, amenity, suavity, good temper, good humor, amiability, easy temper, complacency, soft tongue, mansuetude, condescension, affability, complaisance, pr_evenance, amability, gallantry, pink of politeness, pink of courtesy, compliment, fair words, soft words, sweet words, honeyed phrases, ceremonial salutation, reception, presentation, introduction, accueil, greeting, recognition, welcome, abord, respects, devoir, regards, remembrances, kind regards, kind remembrances, love, best love, duty, empty encomium, flattering remark, hollow commendation, salaams, obeisance, bow, courtesy, curtsy, scrape, salaam, kotow, kowtow, bowing and scraping, kneeling, genuflection, obsequiousness, capping, shaking hands grip of the hand, embrace, hug, squeeze, accolade, loving cup, vin d'honneur, pledge, love token, kiss, buss, salute, mark of recognition, nod, nods and becks and wreathed smiles, valediction, condolence, courteous, polite, civil, mannerly, urbane, well-behaved, well- mannered, well-bred, well-brought up, good-mannered, polished, civilized, cultivated, refined, gentlemanlike, gallant, on one's good behavior, fine spoken, fair spoken, soft-spoken, honey-mouthed, honey- tongued, oily, bland, obliging, conciliatory, complaisant, complacent, obsequious, ingratiating, winning, gentle, mild, good-humored, cordial, gracious, affable, familiar, neighborly, diplomatic, tactful, politic, artful, courteously, with a good grace, with open arms, with outstretched arms, a bras ouverts, suaviter in modo, in good humor, Int, hail!, welcome!, well met!, ave!, all hail!, good day, good morrow!, Godspeed!, pax vobiscum!, may your shadow never be less!, Tien de plus estimable que la ceremonie, the very pink of courtesy.


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