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Southey disliked in Wordsworth the air of dogmatism, and the unaffable haughtiness of his manner.

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.

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