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affable

adjective uk   /ˈæf.ə.bəl/ us  
friendly and easy to talk to: He struck me as an affable sort of a man. She was quite affable at the meeting.
affability
noun [U] uk   /ˌæf.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
affably
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
He greeted us affably.
Translations of “affable”
in Spanish afable…
in French affable…
in German umgänglich, nett…
in Chinese (Traditional) 和藹可親的, 友善的, 容易交談的…
in Russian приветливый…
in Turkish güzel, hoş, cana yakın…
in Chinese (Simplified) 和蔼可亲的, 友善的, 容易交谈的…
in Polish przyjemny…
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