approachable


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 (approval) If you describe an idea or piece of work as approachable, you think that it is presented in a way which people find enjoyable and easy to understand.

The text is approachable, coping well with quite complicated subjects.

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  • 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 — 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

  • approachable — adjective Date: 1571 capable of being approached ; accessible; specifically easy to meet or deal with < friendly and approachable people > • approachability noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary