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Wordnet 3.0


1. diffusing warmth and friendliness;
- Example: "an affable smile"
- Example: "an amiable gathering"
- Example: "cordial relations"
- Example: "a cordial greeting"
- Example: "a genial host"
[syn: affable, amiable, cordial, genial]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Affable \Af"fa*ble\, a. [F. affable, L. affabilis, fr. affari to speak to; ad + fari to speak. See Fable.] 1. 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] His manners polite and affable. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Gracious; mild; benign. [1913 Webster] A serene and affable countenance. --Tatler. [1913 Webster] Syn: Courteous; civil; complaisant; accessible; mild; benign; condescending. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

affable adj 1: diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host" [syn: affable, amiable, cordial, genial]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

119 Moby Thesaurus words for "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