affability


affability
n.
1.
Sociability, sociableness.
2.
Courtesy, courteousness, complaisance, graciousness, condescension, accessibility, approachableness, conversableness, conversability, ease, easiness, civility, politeness, urbanity, comity, amenity, suavity, amiability, good manners, goodbreeding, obliging manner.

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  • Affability — Af fa*bil i*ty, n. [L. affabilitas: cf. F. affabilit[ e].] The quality of being affable; readiness to converse; courteousness in receiving others and in conversation; complaisant behavior. [1913 Webster] Affability is of a wonderful efficacy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affability — index comity, courtesy, informality Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • affability — (n.) late 15c., from O.Fr. affabilité (14c.), noun of quality from affable (see AFFABLE (Cf. affable)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • affability — affable ► ADJECTIVE ▪ good natured and sociable. DERIVATIVES affability noun affably adverb. ORIGIN Latin affabilis, from ad to + fari speak …   English terms dictionary

  • affability — noun see affable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • affability — See affable. * * * …   Universalium

  • affability — noun The state or quality of being affable, friendly or approachable …   Wiktionary

  • affability — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality of being pleasant and friendly: agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiability, amiableness, congeniality, congenialness, cordiality, cordialness, friendliness, geniality, genialness, pleasantness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • affability — af·fa·bil·i·ty || ‚æfÉ™ bɪlÉ™tɪ n. amiability, friendliness, approachability, kindliness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • affability — n congeniality, friendliness, companionability, amicability; approachability, accessibility, con versableness, sociability; easiness, openness, unreserv edness; amiability, agreeability, amenity, pleasantness, suavity; complaisance, benignness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder