approachable
adjective Date: 1571 capable of being approached ; accessible; specifically easy to meet or deal with <
friendly and approachable people
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approachability noun

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  • approachable — [adj1] accessible attainable, come at able*, convenient, door’s always open*, getable*, obtainable, reachable; concept 576 Ant. formal, inaccessible, unapproachable, unreachable approachable [adj2] friendly affable, agreeable, congenial, cordial …   New thesaurus

  • approachable — index available, open (accessible), passable, public (open), vulnerable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • approachable — (adj.) 1570s, from APPROACH (Cf. approach) (v.) + ABLE (Cf. able). Figurative sense, affable, friendly, is from 1610s. Related: Approachably; approachability …   Etymology dictionary

  • approachable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) friendly and easy to talk to. 2) able to be reached from a particular direction or by a particular means. DERIVATIVES approachability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • approachable — [ə prōch′ə bəl] adj. 1. that can be approached; accessible 2. easily approached; friendly; receptive approachability n …   English World dictionary

  • approachable — [[t]əpro͟ʊtʃəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as approachable, you think that they are friendly and easy to talk to. We found him very approachable and easy to talk with. Ant: aloof, unapproachable 2) ADJ GRADED… …   English dictionary

  • approachable — ap|proach|a|ble [ ə proutʃəbl ] adjective 1. ) someone who is approachable is friendly and easy to talk to 2. ) capable of being reached from a particular direction or by a particular means: The site is approachable only by sea …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • approachable — adjective 1) students found the staff approachable Syn: friendly, welcoming, pleasant, agreeable, sympathetic, congenial 2) the island is approachable by boat Syn: accessible, reachable, attainable; informal get at able …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • approachable — UK [əˈprəʊtʃəb(ə)l] / US [əˈproʊtʃəb(ə)l] adjective 1) someone who is approachable is friendly and easy to talk to 2) capable of being reached from a particular direction or by a particular means The site is approachable only by sea …   English dictionary

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