ap·​proach·​able ə-ˈprō-chə-bəl How to pronounce approachable (audio)
: capable of being approached : accessible
specifically : easy to meet or deal with
friendly and approachable people
approachability 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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Word History

First Known Use

1571, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of approachable was in 1571

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“Approachable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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ap·​proach·​able ə-ˈprō-chə-bəl How to pronounce approachable (audio)
: easy to meet or deal with
a friendly and approachable teacher
approachability noun
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