Definition of approachable in English:



  • 1Friendly and easy to talk to:

    ‘managers should be approachable’
    • ‘In spite of the run-down facilities, the ma-and-pop owners and the friendliest and most approachable people in Hong Kong.’
    • ‘So in addition to being available and approachable, make time during the day to informally interact with staffers.’
    • ‘Jane is certainly very friendly and approachable and one criticism has been that she should write more about what she knows.’
    • ‘Most of all, though, he was friendly and approachable.’
    • ‘The reason we chose Amy is that she's got a really open face and it's friendly and approachable.’
    • ‘More of his toothy grin, that's for sure, but he's a friendly and approachable guy regardless.’
    • ‘Once the other locals notice you are approachable and downright friendly fellows, they too may step up to help get you drunk.’
    • ‘He is a very approachable man and easy to converse with.’
    • ‘I was secretly relieved that my appointments were with a friendly and approachable dental hygienist.’
    • ‘Have you ever wondered why we make such a huge effort to try to appear nice, approachable and friendly, while the real person might just be the opposite of all that?’
    • ‘This person must be personable, friendly and approachable.’
    • ‘She's like all the other hot dog vendors: friendly, approachable, warm.’
    • ‘We want our nationbuilders to be open, approachable, and easy to communicate with.’
    • ‘They were friendly, approachable and passionate, and I still think of them every time I play their album.’
    • ‘He just looks a lot less intimidating now, and more friendly and approachable.’
    • ‘The man behind the counter looked, if not friendly, at least approachable.’
    • ‘I love how the people are friendly and approachable, but not provincial.’
    • ‘I enter the changing room with some trepidation but she could not be friendlier or more approachable.’
    • ‘Ask anyone in the press about Henry and they'll tell you how affable, friendly, approachable and humble Henry is.’
    • ‘Students would not be selected on such subjective criteria as whether they looked friendly and approachable.’
    friendly, welcoming, pleasant, agreeable, congenial, affable, cordial, well disposed, obliging, communicative, open, hospitable, helpful
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  • 2(of a place) able to be reached from a particular direction or by a particular means:

    ‘the site is approachable from the roundabout’
    • ‘Unable to bear the thought of burying their loved one at sea, the heartbroken parents waited until later the next day when they found a small, approachable island, with a short gravel beach on which to land the ship.’
    • ‘This pass, like much of the approachable areas of the Wall is visited by Chinese tourists fortunate to have enough free time for a cultural holiday.’
    • ‘The headland it was built on forms a natural stronghold with the sea on three sides and is only approachable from the north.’
    • ‘It was impossible to reach from our bank through the trees, and approachable only from the trickiest of angles on the opposite side.’
    • ‘The tower was only approachable from the outside by climbing onto the roof of the mansion using a ladder.’
    • ‘These elements were never approachable; they were viewed from afar, atop viewing towers or from the safety of a path.’
    accessible, attainable, reachable, obtainable
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