ap·​proach·​able | \ ə-ˈprō-chə-bəl \

Definition of approachable

: capable of being approached : accessible specifically : easy to meet or deal with friendly and approachable people

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approachability \ -​ˌprō-​chə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun

Examples of approachable in a Sentence

The supervisor is quite approachable, so don't hesitate to bring up any problems you have. The topic is complex but the book itself is very approachable. The cabin is approachable from several directions.
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While vying for Becca’s roses earlier this year on The Bachelorette, Leo struck many viewers as sincere and approachable — a description that seems to be the polar opposite of his behavior on Paradise. De Elizabeth, Allure, "Bachelor in Paradise," 29 Aug. 2018 Spoonbar is known for its inventive cocktails that rotate with the seasons, as well as fresh, approachable and seasonal fare from Chef Matthew D’Ambrosi. Ariel Okin, Vogue, "A Tiny Town Neighboring Napa Is the Next California Culinary Destination," 5 July 2018 Other qualities listed were being transparent, visible, approachable and student-centered. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "5 things to know about Carmel Clay Schools' new superintendent Michael Beresford," 4 June 2018 Since 1995, this brewery has been creating craft beer that is approachable and relatable to all tastes. Fox News, "The best IPAs from great American craft breweries," 31 July 2015 First and foremost, Blevins is an entertainer, and an approachable one at that. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "In 2018, Ninja became Twitch’s first mainstream star," 20 Dec. 2018 The result is a wide-ranging selection of light and neutrals as well as both muted and more saturated colors that are versatile and approachable. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "This New Company Is Cutting Out The Annoying Parts Of Painting We’ve Just Come To Accept As Normal," 6 Dec. 2018 In order to keep the game approachable for a wide audience, the art team also wanted to deemphasize the gun aspect of the experience. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Supercell’s new game mixes Fortnite and Clash Royale, and it’s out soon," 14 Nov. 2018 That said, the full complement of items makes the game a bit more approachable for complete newcomers, while also taking away a lot of the sense of growth and mastery that comes from building Link's original arsenal one piece at a time. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Nintendo gives Switch subscribers decked-out NES Zelda save file," 10 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of approachable

1571, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of approachable

: easy to talk to or deal with

: able to be reached or approached


ap·​proach·​able | \ ə-ˈprō-chə-bəl \

Kids Definition of approachable

: easy to meet or deal with

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