ap·​proach·​able | \ ə-ˈprō-chə-bəl How to pronounce approachable (audio) \

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 How to pronounce approachability (audio) \ 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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Many have suggested that the duchess's aversion to the bling might be another facet of her love for high street style and dedication to making the monarchy feel modern and approachable. Glamour, "Kate Middleton Has Only Worn a Tiara Seven Times—See Them All Here," 23 Oct. 2018 The habanero exhibits an approachable spice that builds slowly, while the chorizo brings the heat out in full force, with a great, almost granulated texture that is distinctive to this particular type of sausage. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "River Road BBQ finds a saucy new life after Ohio River flooding, and it's worth a try," 18 Apr. 2018 Other things that stuck in this big impression: far less casualness and far more of something in between, a tone that was imbued with refinement and sophistication—the real craftwork of luxury fashion—but one that was still approachable. Vogue, "Vogue Runway’s Critics Weigh In on the Fall 2019 Menswear Collections—And the Seismic Shifts Changing the Business," 22 Jan. 2019 In broad strokes, the ES6 is simply a more affordable, more approachable version of the ES8. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla’s competition for the Model Y is growing quickly in China," 21 Dec. 2018 The key to being an approachable celebrity, as Timmy and Harry both are, is to understand that your position is rare and mostly luck-based. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, November 2 Edition," 2 Nov. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce approachable (audio) \

Kids Definition of approachable

: easy to meet or deal with

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