Definition of 'affable'
Example sentences containing 'affable'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Introduced as'the most affable man in broadcasting '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In person he was affable and charming. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You come across as effortlessly affable and friendly at all times. The Sun (2012)Behind the affable exterior and easy smile is an iron will and sense of purpose. The Sun (2009)His affable and effervescent nature made him an outstanding teacher with a style that was simultaneously demanding and kind. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He has the same hardness, the same grit beneath an affable and empathetic nature. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Though affable, this man takes no prisoners as he explains the intricacies of the machine. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He seemed affable and easy, almost uncaring about his game when the opposite was the case. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His comfortable upbringing and magic carpet ride to the top have left him with a charming, affable manner. The Sun (2012)He is not a great intellectual but he is a practical and affable man who gets on with things and will get the job done. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It would be a shame if he lost his affable, easy-going nature. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He is an affable man who could enhance Ireland's habit of producing major winners. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He also has a serious side and a volatile side, but it is his affable, effusive nature that strikes you above all. Times, Sunday Times (2013)People are talking differently about the man that they thought of as an affable neighbour, pleasant cabbie, reliable friend and dutiful father. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'affable'
Used Occasionally. affable is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'affable'
British English: affable ADJECTIVE
Someone who is affable is pleasant and friendly.
He is an extremely affable and approachable man.
Definition of affable from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.