amiable


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a·mi·a·ble

 (ā′mē-ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable.
2. Cordial; sociable; congenial: an amiable gathering.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin amīcābilis; see amicable.]

a′mi·a·bil′i·ty, a′mi·a·ble·ness n.
a′mi·a·bly adv.

amiable

(ˈeɪmɪəbəl)
adj
having or displaying a pleasant or agreeable nature; friendly
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin amīcābilis amicable]
ˌamiaˈbility, ˈamiableness n
ˈamiably adv

a•mi•a•ble

(ˈeɪ mi ə bəl)

adj.
1. having or showing agreeable personal qualities; pleasant; affable.
2. friendly; sociable: an amiable gathering.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin amīcābilis amicable]
a`mi•a•bil′i•ty, n.
a′mi•a•bly, adv.
amicable, amiable - Amicable implies being well disposed; amiable is acting well disposed and is commonly applied only to people—though sometimes it is used for occasions, while amicable is not applied to people at all but to human interactions and their outcomes. Amiable first meant "kind" or "lovely, lovable," and amicable first applied to things and meant "pleasant, benign."
See also related terms for pleasant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.amiable - disposed to pleaseamiable - disposed to please; "an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson
good-natured - having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play"
2.amiable - diffusing warmth and friendlinessamiable - diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"

amiable

amiable

adjective
Pleasant and friendly in disposition:
Translations
وَدود، أنيس، لَطِيف
milýpříjemnýpřívětivý
elskværdigvenlig
avatud
ljúfmannlegur, elskulegur
simpatingaisimpatingassimpatingumas
laipnspatīkamspievilcīgs

amiable

[ˈeɪmɪəbl] ADJamable, afable

amiable

[ˈeɪmiəbəl] adj (= friendly) [person] → aimable, affable; [manner, style] → aimable; [face] → avenant(e)

amiable

amiable

[ˈeɪmɪəbl] adjaffabile, amabile

amiable

(ˈeimiəbl) adjective
likeable; pleasant and good-tempered.
ˌamiaˈbility noun
ˈamiably adverb
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It cost Meg an effort to say that, but Sallie did not see it and exclaimed in amiable surprise, "Only that?
It was the soft, amiable Negro voice, like those I remembered from early childhood, with the note of docile subservience in it.
She was very amiable during the walk back, and raved much over Edna's appearance in her bathing suit.
monsieur," he continued still speaking in French; "though I should have been proud of receiving your commandant, I am very happy that he has seen proper to employ an officer so distinguished, and who, I am sure, is so amiable, as yourself.
If you would permit me," said the artist, looking at Phoebe, "I should like to try whether the daguerreotype can bring out disagreeable traits on a perfectly amiable face.
Oh, no, not at all," she replied, "but I am amiable enough to let you ride him for once, and I will try your charming Lizzie.
He was not sure that he could manage the "sheeny," and he did not mean to take any chances with his district; let the Republicans nominate a certain obscure but amiable friend of Scully's, who was now setting tenpins in the cellar of an Ashland Avenue saloon, and he, Scully, would elect him with the "sheeny's" money, and the Republicans might have the glory, which was more than they would get otherwise.
The Widow Cooper--affectionately called "Aunt Patsy" by everybody-- lived in a snug and comely cottage with her daughter Rowena, who was nineteen, romantic, amiable, and very pretty, but otherwise of no consequence.
Woodhouse had not married early) was much increased by his constitution and habits; for having been a valetudinarian all his life, without activity of mind or body, he was a much older man in ways than in years; and though everywhere beloved for the friendliness of his heart and his amiable temper, his talents could not have recommended him at any time.
Had he married a more amiable woman, he might have been made still more respectable than he was:--he might even have been made amiable himself; for he was very young when he married, and very fond of his wife.
They are not mine,' said the amiable hostess, more repellingly than Heathcliff himself could have replied.
It is the amiable defect of the English public never to know when they have had enough of a good thing.