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

Other Words from approachable

approachability \ ə-​ˌprō-​chə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce approachable (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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First Known Use of approachable

1571, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2022

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“Approachable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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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