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affable

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3 showing a natural kindness and courtesy especially in social situations
  • although First Lady Lucretia Hayes didnʼt particularly enjoy her role as White House hostess, she was always affable
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gracious, cordial, affable, genial, sociable mean markedly pleasant and easy in social intercourse. gracious implies courtesy and kindly consideration.
    • the gracious award winner thanked her colleagues
cordial stresses warmth and heartiness.
    • our host was cordial as he greeted us
affable implies easy approachability and readiness to respond pleasantly to conversation or requests or proposals.
    • though wealthy, she was affable to all
genial stresses cheerfulness and even joviality.
    • a genial companion with a ready quip
sociable suggests a genuine liking for the companionship of others.
    • sociable people who enjoy entertaining


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