affability

  • 1 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… …

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

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

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

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  • 5 affability — noun see affable …

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  • 6 affability — See affable. * * * …

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

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  • 8 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,… …

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

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  • 10 affability — n. 1. Sociability, sociableness. 2. Courtesy, courteousness, complaisance, graciousness, condescension, accessibility, approachableness, conversableness, conversability, ease, easiness, civility, politeness, urbanity, comity, amenity, suavity,… …

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  • 11 affability — n congeniality, friendliness, companionability, amicability; approachability, accessibility, con versableness, sociability; easiness, openness, unreserv edness; amiability, agreeability, amenity, pleasantness, suavity; complaisance, benignness,… …

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  • 12 affability — af·fa·bil·i·ty …

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  • 13 affability — See: affable …

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  • 14 affability — noun a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to) • Syn: ↑affableness, ↑amiability, ↑amiableness, ↑bonhomie, ↑geniality • Derivationally related forms: ↑genial (for: ↑ …

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  • 15 affable — affability, affableness, n. affably, adv. /af euh beuhl/, adj. 1. pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite: an affable and courteous gentleman. 2. showing warmth and friendliness; benign; pleasant: an affable… …

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  • 16 Facilities — Facility Fa*cil i*ty (f[.a]*s[i^]l [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Facilities} (f[.a]*s[i^]l [i^]*t[i^]z). [L. facilitas, fr. facilis easy: cf. F. facilit[ e]. See {Facile}.] 1. The quality of being easily performed; freedom from difficulty; ease; as, the… …

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  • 17 Facility — Fa*cil i*ty (f[.a]*s[i^]l [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Facilities} (f[.a]*s[i^]l [i^]*t[i^]z). [L. facilitas, fr. facilis easy: cf. F. facilit[ e]. See {Facile}.] 1. The quality of being easily performed; freedom from difficulty; ease; as, the facility… …

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  • 18 Reagan, Ronald W. — ▪ president of United States Introduction in full  Ronald Wilson Reagan  born February 6, 1911, Tampico, Illinois, U.S. died June 5, 2004, Los Angeles, California  40th president of the United States (1981–89), noted for his conservative… …

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  • 19 courtesy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Politeness Nouns 1. courtesy, courteousness; respect; good manners, behavior, or breeding; manners, politeness, urbanity, comity, gentility, breeding, cultivation, polish, grace, civility, culture,… …

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  • 20 cordiality — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. affability, warmth, friendliness, graciousness; see courtesy 1 , friendship 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality of being pleasant and friendly: affability, agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiability,… …

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