amicable


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Related to amicable: amiable, amenable, studious

am·i·ca·ble

 (ăm′ĭ-kə-bəl)
adj.
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.

amicable

(ˈæmɪkəbəl)
adj
characterized by friendliness: an amicable agreement.
[C15: from Late Latin amīcābilis, from Latin amīcus friend; related to amāre to love]
ˌamicaˈbility, ˈamicableness n
ˈamicably adv

am•i•ca•ble

(ˈæm ɪ kə bəl)

adj.
marked by goodwill; friendly; peaceable.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin amīcābilis= Latin amīc(us) friend, friendly + -ābilis -able]
am`i•ca•bil′i•ty, n.
am′i•ca•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.amicable - characterized by friendship and good willamicable - characterized by friendship and good will
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
lovable, loveable - having characteristics that attract love or affection; "a mischievous but lovable child"
peaceful, peaceable - not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war; "a peaceful nation"; "peaceful times"; "a far from peaceful Christmas"; "peaceful sleep"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"

amicable

amicable

adjective
Of or befitting a friend or friends:
Translations
حُبّي، سِلْمي، وُدّي
přátelský
venskabelig
vingjarnlegur
draugiškaidraugiškas
draudzīgs
dostanedostça

amicable

[ˈæmɪkəbl] ADJamistoso, amigable
to reach an amicable settlementllegar a un acuerdo amistoso

amicable

[ˈæmɪkəbəl] adj [agreement, solution, settlement] → à l'amiable; [split, divorce, separation] → à l'amiable; [discussion] → amical(e); [relationship] → amical(e)

amicable

adj personfreundlich; relationsfreundschaftlich; discussionfriedlich; (Jur) settlement, divorce, agreementgütlich; to be on amicable termsfreundschaftlich miteinander verkehren; to part on amicable termssich friedlich trennen

amicable

[ˈæmɪkəbl] adjamichevole
to part amicably (divorcing couple) → separarsi consensualmente

amicable

(ˈӕmikəbl) adjective
friendly. The dispute was finally settled in a very amicable manner.
ˈamicably adverb
References in classic literature ?
Ferguson and his brave companions, as vouched for by undeniable testimony; and they found themselves among friends in the midst of most hospitable tribes, whose relations with the French settlements are frequent and amicable.
They all knew each other, and felt like one large family, among whom existed the most amicable relations.
But one fact was indubitable--she was in amicable relations with the highest dignitaries of all the churches and sects.
This has been so far accomplished as, under a continuation of the Union, to afford a decided prospect of an amicable termination of the dispute.
For two days that the parties remained in company, the most amicable intercourse prevailed, and they parted the best of friends.
This difference in opinion had long been a subject of amicable dispute between them: but, Latterly, the contest was getting to be too important to admit of trivial discussions on the part of Marmaduke, whose acute discernment was already catching faint glimmerings of the important events that were in embryo.
Judging by the calmly moderate and amicable tone in which the French Emperor spoke, Balashev was firmly persuaded that he wished for peace and intended to enter into negotiations.
They cannot but remain face to face, and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must continue between them.
Astor to conciliate the good-will of that company by the most amicable and beneficial arrangements.
A name that I am so very well acquainted with; knew the gentleman so well by sight; seen him a hundred times; came to consult me once, I remember, about a trespass of one of his neighbours; farmer's man breaking into his orchard; wall torn down; apples stolen; caught in the fact; and afterwards, contrary to my judgement, submitted to an amicable compromise.
Ghak and Dacor reached a very amicable arrangement, and it was at a council of the head men of the various tribes of the Sari that the eventual form of government was tentatively agreed upon.
Chance had it, though, that he glanced out of the doorway of the cook's tent at the very moment that Kai Shang and Momulla approached the entrance to his, and he thought that he noted a stealthiness in their movements that comported poorly with amicable or friendly intentions, and then, just as they two slunk within the interior, Gust caught a glimpse of the long knife which Momulla the Maori was then carrying behind his back.