Af"fa*ble (#), a. [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.

An affable and courteous gentleman. Shak.

His manners polite and affable. Macaulay.


Gracious; mild; benign.

A serene and affable countenance. Tatler.

Syn. -- Courteous; civil; complaisant; accessible; mild; benign; condescending.


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