Affable is an adjective with which the person with whom you can have a pleasant and friendly conversation and treatment is called. The affable word derives from the Latin affabĭlis.
Being affable is a virtue that many people have that are characterized by being kind and charismatic with whom they share. In addition, she has good manners, is polite, respectful and cordial. Therefore, it generates a good impression of his personality on other people.
The affability of an individual stands out over other virtues because he takes an attitude of attention and consideration with others, beyond, that he finds it pleasant or not or that the information they give him is already his knowledge.
For his part, Santo Tomás de Aquino said that being affable is a virtue possessed by certain people who, with their good daily disposition, can help those they have in their environment and offer a more pleasant life experience.
Now, as synonyms for affable you can use the following words: sympathy, affectionate, cordial, sweet, warm, welcoming, sociable, attentive, etc.
For example, “Maria is an affable person, always responding politely and respectfully to any doubt”; “The principal of the school is much appreciated by the students, he is the friendliest person I have ever met.”
Affable people tend to be liked by others, so they often have many friendships, impose respect and trust.
On the other hand, as antonyms of affable are the words antipathy, serious, rigid or severe. In these cases, the person exhibits rude or coarse behavior with those around them. These behaviors cause others to distance themselves because they feel offended.