Opposite of approachable

Opposite of approachable DEFAULT

Thesaurus article: behaving in a kind and pleasant way

These words describe people who behave in a pleasant, kind way toward other people.

The most common word for this is friendly.

I like his sister - she's so friendly.

He always served his customers with a friendly smile.

The opposite of friendly is unfriendly.

He is the rudest, most unfriendly person I've ever met!

Another very common word for someone who is pleasant, kind, and polite toward others is nice. Nice has a very broad meaning.

Her boyfriend is really nice.

What a nice guy!

In more formal contexts a person who is pleasant to others and easy to like can be called amiable, genial, or congenial. Amiable is the most common of these three words. Genial is slightly more formal than amiable or congenial.

She was perfectly amiable.

Our genial host led us to our room.

He's very congenial and so quite likeable.

A person who is very pleasant to others and easy to talk to can be called affable. Affable is used in writing more often than it is used in speech.

She's so affable that you can drop right into a conversation with her and feel like you've known her for years.

Someone who is approachable is also friendly and easy to talk to. Approachable is more common and less formal than affable.

For a high-powered A-lister, he's down-to-earth and very approachable.

The opposite of approachable is unapproachable.

I think he's fairly intimidating and unapproachable as a boss.

A sociable or outgoing person likes to meet and spend time with other people, and is generally friendly. Both sociable and outgoing are approving words.

She's such a sociable person that living alone would be difficult for her.

If you want to work in sales, you need to be outgoing.

Two opposites of sociable are unsociable and antisocial. Unsociable is more formal than antisocial.

He was an unsociable person who hated spending time with people.

I hope he doesn't think I'm being antisocial - I just need to go to bed.

Someone who is jovial is pleasant, kind, and in a good mood. Jovial is often used to describe a person's mood.

The president was in a jovial mood, joking with reporters during the press briefing.

There are many informal words to describe someone who is friendly. Someone who is chummy is friendly, sometimes in a way that is somehow inappropriate.

The inspectors are a little too chummy with the informant.

In informal UK English, you can also say you are pally or matey with someone.

UKShe's awfully pally with her ex.

UKThe boss is a bit too matey with the staff.

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Synonyms for Approachable:

What is another word for approachable?

1868 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɐpɹˈə͡ʊt͡ʃəbə͡l], [ ɐpɹˈə‍ʊt‍ʃəbə‍l], [ ɐ_p_ɹ_ˈəʊ_tʃ_ə_b_əl]
  • adj.

    accessible (adjective)affable (adjective)all (adjective)friendly (adjective)
    • amiable,
    • agreeable,
    • nice,
    • Warm-hearted,
    • spontaneous,
    • congenial,
    • good-natured,
    • genuine,
    • cordial,
    • warm.
    gracious (adjective)
    • more good hearted,
    • big hearted,
    • most good hearted,
    • wellmannered,
    • most good-hearted,
    • good hearted,
    • most bonhomous,
    • more good-hearted,
    • more bonhomous,
    • well mannered.
    humane (adjective)identifiable (adjective)open (adjective)open-door (adjective)Other relevant words: (adjective)
    • sociable,
    • humane,
    • open to suggestions,
    • acceptive,
    • broadminded,
    • open,
    • open-minded,
    • well-disposed,
    • gracious,
    • bonhomous,
    • receptive,
    • quick on the uptake,
    • knightly,
    • swayable,
    • good-hearted,
    • clubby.
    outgoing (adjective)
    • out-going,
    • most extrovert,
    • out goinger,
    • un-restrained,
    • more extrovert,
    • un constrained,
    • in formal,
    • out going,
    • in-formal,
    • un-reserved,
    • out-goinger,
    • out goingest,
    • out-goingest.
    receptive (adjective)
    • quick the uptake,
    • suggestible,
    • most welldisposed,
    • most well disposed,
    • welldisposed,
    • quick uptake,
    • more welldisposed,
    • most pushover,
    • well disposed,
    • more well disposed,
    • more pushover,
    • most well-disposed,
    • quick on uptake,
    • influenceable,
    • more recipient,
    • more well-disposed,
    • most influenceable,
    • most recipient,
    • more influenceable.
  • n.

    accessible (noun)affable (noun)approachable (noun)Other relevant words: (noun)
  • Other synonyms:

    Other relevant words:
    • politic,
    • do-gooder,
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    • fall,
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    • personal line of credit,
    • supply ship,
    • hardly,
    • tippy,
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    • needlelike,
    • knit stitch,
    • apt,
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    • parsimoniousness,
    • decipherable,
    • surmount,
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    • calm,
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    • collide with,
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    • vindicated,
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    • refined sugar,
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    • abuse,
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    • shadower,
    • in all likelihood,
    • loggerheaded,
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    • ice-cream float,
    • for sale,
    • burnished,
    • pitter-patter,
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    • medieval,
    • empathic,
    • like a shot,
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    • loot,
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    • vertebral column,
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    • blue,
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    • flavorless,
    • frankfurter,
    • conclude,
    • snipe,
    • observing,
    • freehanded,
    • balmy,
    • house servant,
    • vociferation,
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    • sore,
    • lucid,
    • private investigator,
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    • unfold,
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    • logical argument,
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    • abase,
    • in all probability,
    • capital of new hampshire,
    • coin,
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    • tail,
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    • domesticise,
    • honeyed,
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    • hither,
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    • extraverted,
    • counselling,
    • extrospective,
    • feed,
    • paw,
    • legal tender,
    • mode,
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    • instruction,
    • inexperienced person,
    • modeling,
    • demoralize,
    • tune,
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    • come upon,
    • circular,
    • concordant,
    • object,
    • plumbable,
    • ice-cream soda,
    • angelic,
    • realizable,
    • topnotch,
    • unmingled,
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    • chase,
    • garrulous,
    • cozy,
    • assoil,
    • overt,
    • fetching,
    • mellow out,
    • opposite,
    • dim-witted,
    • persuasible,
    • caterpillar tread,
    • straight off,
    • postmark,
    • accusative,
    • demonstrative pronoun,
    • stick by,
    • flexile,
    • mortify,
    • hotdog,
    • piece of cake,
    • dependable,
    • address,
    • internal,
    • apparent,
    • participating,
    • private eye,
    • stripped,
    • come on,
    • active agent,
    • secretiveness,
    • overture,
    • improver,
    • patient role,
    • gay,
    • frat,
    • soapy,
    • harmoniousness,
    • stick around,
    • tailboard,
    • profane,
    • close-fitting,
    • picnic,
    • in force,
    • appease,
    • past,
    • moolah,
    • straight-from-the-shoulder,
    • reach,
    • full,
    • trades union,
    • gauzy,
    • consonant,
    • heart-to-heart,
    • comfortable,
    • deprave,
    • elbow room,
    • cranky,
    • walkover,
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    • railway line,
    • working,
    • dynamic,
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    • vivid,
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    • demarcation,
    • cartroad,
    • unsubdivided,
    • unshockable,
    • satisfy,
    • law-abiding,
    • enlighten,
    • dessert,
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    • manner,
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    • perceivable,
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    • mirthful,
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    • in the adjacent apartment,
    • readable,
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    • plump for,
    • keep company,
    • low-keyed,
    • runway,
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    • indorse,
    • agate line,
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    • endocarp,
    • responder,
    • cultivate,
    • labialise,
    • publicise,
    • bighearted,
    • flat,
    • human-centered,
    • musical harmony,
    • clay sculpture,
    • magisterial,
    • quiet,
    • endorse,
    • binding,
    • blunt,
    • unspoilt,
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    • hired hand,
    • pi,
    • spitting,
    • crease,
    • baseborn,
    • incisive,
    • strain,
    • exonerate,
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    • lean,
    • conterminous,
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    • unresistant,
    • nonplus,
    • involvement,
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    • gem,
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    • guide,
    • man,
    • scented,
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    • steer,
    • odoriferous,
    • thickly,
    • aboveboard,
    • formal,
    • merry,
    • enactment,
    • innocuous,
    • sweep over,
    • pull in,
    • blackguard,
    • yell,
    • shape,
    • harum-scarum,
    • patrician,
    • seeable,
    • footprint,
    • fop,
    • feel for,
    • uncultured,
    • tightness,
    • daily round,
    • carnival,
    • nonsubjective,
    • one,
    • assuage,
    • object glass,
    • way of life,
    • blow,
    • real,
    • make,
    • gage,
    • sweetened,
    • deposit,
    • dishonest,
    • line of credit,
    • gruntle,
    • biovular,
    • moderately,
    • aristocratic,
    • vapid,
    • afters,
    • organise,
    • cloud,
    • dwarf,
    • wedge,
    • measure,
    • hopeful,
    • defile,
    • overpower,
    • child's play,
    • draw close,
    • finale,
    • squall,
    • slaphappy,
    • mistreat,
    • fresh,
    • wanton,
    • air,
    • fill,
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    • upright,
    • shade,
    • flavourless,
    • on the table,
    • dumbfound,
    • manoeuvre,
    • earmark,
    • sack,
    • fountainhead,
    • spue,
    • undefended,
    • golden,
    • cabbage,
    • estimable,
    • excise,
    • cheeseparing,
    • cable,
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    • itinerary,
    • champaign,
    • personal credit line,
    • surface,
    • unpatterned,
    • wampum,
    • gemstone,
    • greathearted,
    • confused,
    • holey,
    • childlike,
    • mitt,
    • born,
    • spit out,
    • come near,
    • liaison,
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    • potential,
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    • weight,
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    • habitue,
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He was close beside her, and approachable as ever; and Charley held Mrs. Dana and Lynn in conversation.

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Miss Poppleton was not an approachable person, and except in extreme cases her pupils did not venture to get up deputations.

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He stands in violent contrast with the bombastic heroes of all times—modest, gentle-hearted, and always approachable.

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It brought God near to them, holding converse with them, and approachable by them.

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WORDS RELATED TO APPROACHABLE

humane

adjectivekind, compassionate

open

adjectiveaccessible; not forbidden

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affable

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[ af-uh-buhl ]

/ ˈæf ə bəl /

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adjective

pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite: an affable and courteous gentleman.

showing warmth and friendliness; benign; pleasant: an affable smile.

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Origin of affable

First recorded in 1530–40; from Latin affābilis “that can be spoken to, courteous,” equivalent to af-af- + fā- “speak” (see fate) + -bilis-ble, perhaps via Middle French

synonym study for affable

1. See civil.

OTHER WORDS FROM affable

af·fa·bil·i·ty[af-uh-bil-i-tee], /ˌæf əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, af·fa·ble·ness,nounaf·fa·bly,adverbun·af·fa·ble,adjectiveun·af·fa·bly,adverb

Words nearby affable

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Words related to affable

pleasant, genial, amiable, polite, urbane, approachable, gentle, good-natured, good-humored, courteous, sociable, gracious, amicable, benevolent, benign, breezy, civil, congenial, cordial, kindly

How to use affable in a sentence

  • Apart from my affable old roommate, Logan, I didn’t know the rest of these Spikeballers all that well.

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  • Democratic mainstay Terry McAullife—bestie to the Clintons, former Democratic National Committee chairman and perhaps the most affable fundraiser in the party—is looking to again become the gubernatorial nominee.

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  • Our guide on that tour is affable company spokesman Steve Tuttle, who cheerfully explains Axon’s mission using words like “transparency” and “passion.”

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  • Luke Combs, Eric Church and Luke Bryan keep dominating the radio with affable odes to love, heartbreak, whiskey and small towns.

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  • Four, the recruitment by the Republicans of affable-seeming candidates who had some discipline drilled into them.

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  • And that brings me to an otherwise affable cast of candidates.

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  • He was always affable but ultimately unknowable; intellectually incurious but ferociously ambitious.

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  • She plays Lolly, an affable inmate who listens to Piper recount her gruesome bashing of Pennsatucky, whom she believes she killed.

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  • He had to prove that Fallon's reign isn't a fluke, that late night really can be a home for the affable and good-natured.

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  • In manners affable, and in benevolence unsurpassed, the Kentucky planter gains the plaudits of all.

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  • Col. Moore, a veteran politician of the Old Dominion, was a most pleasant and affable gentleman, and a great lisper withal.

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  • Montaigne would say:219 I will have elbow-room: I will be courteous and affable according to my fancy, without fear or remorse.

    The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre

  • It was the rule to be courteous, affable, gentlemanly, for all this was in harmony with the severity of art.

    Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord

  • She had seen him on his former visit, and remembered favourably his genial good-humour and affable bearing.

    Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar

British Dictionary definitions for affable


adjective

showing warmth and friendliness; kindly; mild; benign

easy to converse with; approachable; amicable

Derived forms of affable

affability, nounaffably, adverb

Word Origin for affable

C16: from Latin affābilis easy to talk to, from affārī to talk to, from ad- to + fāri to speak; compare fable, fate

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