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Characterized by or exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; friendly.

[Middle English, from Late Latin amīcābilis, from Latin amīcus, friend.]

am′i·ca·bil′i·ty, am′i·ca·ble·ness n.
am′i·ca·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amicability - a disinclination to quarrel
friendliness - a feeling of liking for another person; enjoyment in their company
2.amicability - having a disposition characterized by warmth and friendlinessamicability - having a disposition characterized by warmth and friendliness
friendliness - a friendly disposition
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Perfect amicability being thus restored, a dialogue naturally ensued upon the number and nature of the garments which would be indispensable for Miss Price's entrance into the holy state of matrimony, when Miss Squeers clearly showed that a great many more than the miller could, or would, afford, were absolutely necessary, and could not decently be dispensed with.
I feel a greater affinity to the image of medieval nuns behind the grille toiling in penitence and servitude than to comrades in a communist cell whose amicability is probably exaggerated.
to suspect anything except entire amicability in her feelings or her
It seems to me now that he (and the dominant voices in his generation) remained exclusively committed to anti-Lochner and viewed Brown as an exceptional and risky judicial enterprise, while I (and the dominant voices in my generation) came to view Brown as the paradigmatic exercise of judicial authority, because we had different views and different social experiences regarding the essential unity and amicability of American society.
In reality, of course, the family was not collapsing, but rather undergoing fundamental changes as "emotional ties of warmth and amicability replaced [former ties of] respect and authority" and the family became less hierarchical and more democratic (Fass 93).
He went on to say that it is known that true Islam calls for good, amicability, observation of human life and dignity, tolerance and co-existence and rejects sedition, chaos and struggle.
The committee also formed sub committee under the convenership of MNA Sajid Ahmed to resolve the matter amicability and ensure the publication of error free Holy Quran, which would meet on 10th January.
British participants displayed notable traits of amicability, and avoidance of conflict, with an emphasis on cordialness.
The GCC secretary-general warned that the "unfortunate" allegations by people close to the Iranian leadership and government hindered GCC's "genuine efforts to build stronger relations with Iran based on mutual amicability and respect and aimed at ensuring security and stability in the region.
When most team members are high on the trait of Agreeableness perhaps it gives rise to greater degree of amicability among the team members.
Social scientists have long chronicled the impact of an individual's appearance on numerous outcomes including others' judgments of the individual's competence, amicability, intelligence, and trustworthiness.
While the 1993 meeting seemed like a genuine fork in the road, a chance to choose the path of peace, this time the two men's forced amicability and grudging agreements seemed merely a detour on the way to further bloodshed.