Definitions of affability

  1. a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The quality of being affable; readiness to converse; courteousness in receiving others and in conversation; complaisant behavior. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Affableness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. The being easy of access to others; kind manner in conversation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for affability

  1. He unites to that gravity, suitable to the character with which he is invested, an affability which prejudices you in his favour. – A Collection of State-Papers, Relative to the First Acknowledgment of the Sovereignty of the United States of America by John Adams
  2. I have heard and seen your affability to be such, that the servants you give wages to may speak. – The Scornful Lady by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher