Synonyms and Antonyms of affable
1 having a relaxed, casual manner as the show's affable host, she keeps the freewheeling gabfest from getting out of hand Synonyms of affable easygoing, breezy, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, laid-back, low-pressure, mellowWords Related to affable carefree, casual, dégagé, lackadaisical, nonchalant, unaffected, unconcerned, unfussy, unperturbed, untroubled, unworried; familiar, informal; flexible, lax, lenient, permissive, pliable, pliant, soft; accessible, approachable; imperturbable, nerveless, unflappable, unshakable; amicable, companionable, comradely, cordial, genial, hail-fellow-well-met, hearty, neighborly, warm, warmheartedNear Antonyms of affable ceremonious, decorous, formal, rigid, strict; anxious, bothered, distressed, worried; jittery, jumpy, nervous, skittish, tenseAntonyms of affable high-strung, uptight
2 having an easygoing and pleasing manner especially in social situations as an experienced event planner, he knows that having an affable emcee is critical Synonyms of affable amiable, agreeable, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious, mellow, nice, pleasant, sweet, well-disposedWords Related to affable amicable, clever [dialect], cordial, friendly, neighborly; benign, gentle, kind; cheerful, cheery, glad [archaic], sunny; companionable, conversable, sociable; civil, considerate, courteous, polite, thoughtful; accommodating, amenable, obliging; attractive, delightful, enjoyable, likable (or likeable)Near Antonyms of affable boorish, discourteous, ill-mannered, impolite, inconsiderate, rude, surly, uncivil, unkind, unmannerly, unsociable; bearish, bilious, cantankerous, choleric, churlish, crabby, cranky, dyspeptic, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-humored, irascible, irritable, peevish, petulant, quick-tempered, snappish, testy, touchy; argumentative, contentious, contrary, ornery, querulous; unappealing, unattractive; sour, vinegaryAntonyms of affable disagreeable, ill-natured, ill-tempered, unamiable, ungenial, ungracious, unpleasant
3 showing a natural kindness and courtesy especially in social situations although First Lady Lucretia Hayes didn't particularly enjoy her role as White House hostess, she was always affable Synonyms of affable gracious, cordial, genial, hospitable, sociableWords Related to affable agreeable, amiable, benign, benignant, congenial, convivial, friendly, kind, kindly, neighborly; accommodating, obliging; considerate, courteous, polite, thoughtful; cosmopolitan, sophisticated, urbane; approachable, attentive, outgoingNear Antonyms of affable boorish, churlish; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), curt, gruff, sharp, snippy; antisocial, disagreeable, discourteous, ill-mannered, impolite, rude, sullen, surly, uncivil, unfriendly, unkind, unmannerly; crabbed, crabby, cross, crusty, grumpyAntonyms of affable inhospitable, ungenial, ungracious, unsociable
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