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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: Latin affabilis, from affari, from ad- 'to' + fari 'to speak'

affable

adjective
     
af‧fa‧ble
friendly and easy to talk to [= pleasant]:
an affable guy
affably adverb
affability noun [uncountable]

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