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 easygoing, breezy, devil-may-care, happy-go-lucky, laid-back, low-pressure, mellowRelated Words 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 ceremonious, decorous, formal, rigid, strict; anxious, bothered, distressed, worried; jittery, jumpy, nervous, skittish, tenseAntonyms 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 amiable, agreeable, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious, mellow, nice, pleasant, sweet, well-disposedRelated Words 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 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 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 gracious, cordial, genial, hospitable, sociableRelated Words agreeable, amiable, benign, benignant, congenial, convivial, friendly, kind, kindly, neighborly; accommodating, obliging; considerate, courteous, polite, thoughtful; cosmopolitan, sophisticated, urbane; approachable, attentive, outgoingNear Antonyms 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 inhospitable, ungenial, ungracious, unsociable
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