Synonyms for affably

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"I am sorry we are going to part, gentlemen," he said, affably.

“I am glad that you have a friend in him,” said Mrs. Winthrop affably.

"Do not be shy of me, monsieur," she encouraged him affably.

"Perfectly all right, Mr. Oak," the blond young man said affably.

The lady stared at him steadfastly and smiled to him affably and serenely.

"If I can tell you anything about the country I shall be glad," said Weil, affably.

"Charlie, you are neglecting a part of your duty," he observed to Drouet most affably.

"I think I'll come up and sit nearer to you," says Tommy, affably.

"I knew you were a druggist," said my fellow traveler, affably.

"So's I could get in and take a little joy ride with you," said Mr. Crow affably.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Old French afable (14c.), from Latin affabilis "approachable, courteous, kind, friendly," literally "who can be (easily) spoken to," from affari "to speak to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fari "to speak" (see fame (n.)). Related: Affably.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AFFABLY

agreeably

adverbwillingly, assenting; pleasantly; in keeping
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