affable | affability

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An ‘affable’ person is characterized by an easygoing manner and a cordiality that leads others to enjoy spending time in their company. Such people are particularly adept at social interactions as the word implies approachability and a willingness to respond positively to conversation or requests. Always used in a positive context.

Synonyms amiable
Antonyms querulous,contentious

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  1. John is the total opposite of the man he replaced in the role. Whereas his predecessor was cold and often quite tetchy, John is very affable.

  2. When I’m hiring new employees, I don’t just look at their CV. Their affability is very important because it tells me whether they can work as part of a team or not.

  3. Despite provocation, Emily kept her composure and consistently displayed an affable manner in the meeting.

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