Definition for AF'FA-BLE

AF'FA-BLE, a. [L. affabilis, of ad and fabulor. See Fable.]

  1. Easy of conversation; admitting others to free conversation without reserve; courteous; complaisant; of easy manners; condescending; usually applied to superiors; as, an affable prince.
  2. Applied to external appearance, affable denotes that combination of features which invites to conversation, and renders a person accessible, opposed to a forbidding aspect; mild; benign; as, an affable countenance.

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