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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  An  affable  and  courteous  gentleman.  --Shak. 
 
  His  manners  polite  and  affable.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  Gracious;  mild;  benign. 
 
  A  serene  and  affable  countenance.  --Tatler. 
 
  Syn:  Courteous;  civil;  complaisant;  accessible;  mild;  benign; 
  condescending. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affable 
  adj  :  diffusing  warmth  and  friendliness;  "an  affable  smile";  "an 
  amiable  gathering";  "cordial  relations";  "a  cordial 
  greeting";  "a  genial  host"  [syn:  {amiable},  {cordial}, 
  {genial}] 




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