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. web1913
affable adj : diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host" [syn: {amiable}, {cordial}, {genial}] wn