af·​fa·​bly | \ ˈa-fə-blē How to pronounce affably (audio) \

Definition of affably

: in a friendly and affable manner smiling affably "Let me show you something," he said, affably, coming over and taking out of his pocket a little lithographed card which had been issued by a wholesale tobacco company.— Theodore Dreiser He has a knack for stating his case cogently and affably, making it sound eminently sensible.— Daniel Sogg

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1502, in the meaning defined above

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“Affably.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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