Definition of approachable in English:



  • 1Friendly and easy to talk to.

    ‘managers should be approachable’
    • ‘He just looks a lot less intimidating now, and more friendly and approachable.’
    • ‘She's like all the other hot dog vendors: friendly, approachable, warm.’
    • ‘I was secretly relieved that my appointments were with a friendly and approachable dental hygienist.’
    • ‘We want our nationbuilders to be open, approachable, and easy to communicate with.’
    • ‘Ask anyone in the press about Henry and they'll tell you how affable, friendly, approachable and humble Henry is.’
    • ‘More of his toothy grin, that's for sure, but he's a friendly and approachable guy regardless.’
    • ‘This person must be personable, friendly and approachable.’
    • ‘They were friendly, approachable and passionate, and I still think of them every time I play their album.’
    • ‘In spite of the run-down facilities, the ma-and-pop owners and the friendliest and most approachable people in Hong Kong.’
    • ‘Once the other locals notice you are approachable and downright friendly fellows, they too may step up to help get you drunk.’
    • ‘The reason we chose Amy is that she's got a really open face and it's friendly and approachable.’
    • ‘Students would not be selected on such subjective criteria as whether they looked friendly and approachable.’
    • ‘I enter the changing room with some trepidation but she could not be friendlier or more approachable.’
    • ‘I love how the people are friendly and approachable, but not provincial.’
    • ‘So in addition to being available and approachable, make time during the day to informally interact with staffers.’
    • ‘He is a very approachable man and easy to converse with.’
    • ‘Most of all, though, he was friendly and approachable.’
    • ‘Jane is certainly very friendly and approachable and one criticism has been that she should write more about what she knows.’
    • ‘The man behind the counter looked, if not friendly, at least approachable.’
    • ‘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?’
    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’
    • ‘These elements were never approachable; they were viewed from afar, atop viewing towers or from the safety of a path.’
    • ‘It was impossible to reach from our bank through the trees, and approachable only from the trickiest of angles on the opposite side.’
    • ‘The headland it was built on forms a natural stronghold with the sea on three sides and is only approachable from the north.’
    • ‘The tower was only approachable from the outside by climbing onto the roof of the mansion using a ladder.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    accessible, attainable, reachable, obtainable
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