Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: affable
IPA transcription: ['æfəbəl]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: affable, amiable, cordial, genial
    Meaning: diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
Usage examples
  • The governor was a brisk little man, very simple and affable.
  • Incidentally, Jockobinski was very affable and the function went off well.
  • 'Do I follow you?' said Mrs. Micawber, with her most affable air of business.
  • They were affable fellows and resolute, but had set out hardly equipped for the chase.
  • 'Monsieur is attached to the Embassy in London?' Lady Georgina inquired, growing affable.
  • One of the troopers was a well set up, affable, cool young man, who called himself O'Roon.
  • The policeman was again a well set up, affable, cool young man who sat by the window smoking cigars.
  • Polite, affable, insinuating, sprightly, and capable of speaking and writing with equal ease and dignity.
  • Thus Aladdin, while he paid all respect to the sultan, won by his affable behaviour and liberality the affections of the people.
  • The doctor was an affable local practitioner with white hair, and he said nothing till Dick began to describe the gray film in the studio.