Affable Af"fa*ble, a. [F. affable, L. affabilis, fr. affari to speak to; ad + fari to speak. See {Fable}.] 1. Easy to be spoken to or addressed; receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; courteous; sociable. [1913 Webster]

An affable and courteous gentleman. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

His manners polite and affable. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Gracious; mild; benign. [1913 Webster]

A serene and affable countenance. --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Courteous; civil; complaisant; accessible; mild; benign; condescending. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.