Affable means friendly, pleasant, and easy to talk to. An affable host offers you something to drink and makes you feel at home.
The adjective affable entered English by way of the Latin word aff膩bilis, which means "kind, friendly." If you鈥檙e stuck on an airplane next to someone affable, the trip won鈥檛 be so bad because that person will be easy to chat with but won鈥檛 talk your ear off. Synonyms of affable also refer to a pleasant and mild friendliness, such as genial, hospitable, and gracious. Affable people generally seem like they鈥檙e in a good mood and are happy to see you.