Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun

The quality of being affable; easy courtesy. affableness.

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Usage examples "affability":

  1. The Princess was fascinating, and captivated me on the spot by her affability and her natural and sweet manner. - "In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875.", L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone.
  2. In the drawing- room, where Josephine did the honours with so much grace and affability, all was gaiety and ease, and no one felt the presence of a superior; but on Bonaparte's entrance all was changed, and every eye was directed towards him, to read his humour in his countenance, whether he intended to be silent or talkative, dull or cheerful. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  3. Mr. Alibone was always ready to deserve his name of Affability Bob. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.