affably affably  /ˈæ fəb li/


  • (adv) in an affable manner



  1. The book is affably illustrated by graphic novelist Kyle Baker.
  2. Give Cruise this: he takes suicidal militarism and makes it affably sexy.
  3. The two ex-chancellors agreed, the Old Cabinet Minister hemmed affably.


  • Kevin Riordan: A transmission upgrade so hot, it's cool

    "Everything here is hot," project manager Steve Maginnis warns, ushering me into the 138-kilovolt heart of the Cuthbert Substation. "Don't touch anything," senior construction supervisor Rich Sost affably, but firmly, advises.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer


  1. Speaking at Reagan's funeral in the National Cathedral, Bush said Reagan's convictions "were always politely stated, affably argued and as firm and straight as the columns of this cathedral."
    on Jun 11, 2004 By: President Bush Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. "I think ...... these candidates, have sort of conducted themselves affably," Carville added later on CNN's "Late Edition," but added the current contretemps over his remarks "is powder-puff stuff compared to the stuff that we're going to see...
    on Mar 30, 2008 By: James Carville Source: Washington Post

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