Meaning of “companionable” in the English Dictionary

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"companionable" in English

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companionableadjective

uk /kəmˈpæn.jən.ə.bəl/ us /kəmˈpæn.jən.ə.bəl/

Examples from literature

  • Baker was companionable, jolly, but at the same time was shrewd, cold, calculating and unscrupulous in business. 
  • He turned the gas on very brightly, so as to soothe his fears with companionable light. 
  • Her companionable presence soothed him and even made him happy. 
  • It seemed strange that the father and daughter were so companionable, for superficially they were entirely unlike. 
  • They were pleasantly tired and lingered over their tea in a companionable silence. 

(Definition of “companionable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"companionable" in American English

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companionableadjective

us /kəmˈpæn·jə·nə·bəl/

friendly and pleasant to be with

(Definition of “companionable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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