What does affability mean?

affability meaning in General Dictionary

the standard of becoming affable readiness to converse courteousness in receiving other individuals plus discussion complaisant behavior

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  • a disposition to-be friendly and friendly (very easy to speak with)
  • the standard of being affable; preparedness to converse; courteousness in receiving other individuals and in conversation; complaisant behavior.

affability meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 15c., from Old French affabilit


affability meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The standard of being affable; ability to converse; courteousness in receiving other individuals and in conversation; complaisant behavior.


Sentence Examples with the word affability

He loved to win men, especially those of the middle class, by affability and familiarity, employing all his arts to cajole and seduce those whom he needed.

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