amiability


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amiability - a cheerful and agreeable moodamiability - a cheerful and agreeable mood  
humour, mood, temper, humor - a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
jolliness, jollity, joviality - feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
2.amiability - a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)amiability - a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
friendliness - a friendly disposition
condescendingness, condescension - affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank; "the queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable"
mellowness - geniality, as through the effects of alcohol or marijuana
sweetness and light - a mild reasonableness; "when he learned who I was he became all sweetness and light"

amiability

amiability

noun
Translations
لُطْف، وُد، أُنس
laskavostpřívětivost
elskværdighedvenlighed
ljúfmennska
cana yakınlıksevimlilik

amiability

[ˌeɪmɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Namabilidad f, afabilidad f

amiability

[ˌeɪmiəˈbɪlɪti] n (= friendliness) [person] → amabilité f

amiability

amiability

[ˌeɪmɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ] namabilità, affabilità

amiable

(ˈeimiəbl) adjective
likeable; pleasant and good-tempered.
ˌamiaˈbility noun
ˈamiably adverb
References in classic literature ?
One whole shelf was marked: "Brain Furniture," and the bottles on this shelf were labeled as follows: "Obedience," "Cleverness," "Judgment," "Courage," "Ingenuity," "Amiability," "Learning," "Truth," "Poesy," "Self Reliance."
And have you had any shooting yet this year?" said Levin to Veslovsky, looking intently at his leg, but speaking with that forced amiability that Kitty knew so well in him, and that was so out of keeping with him.
He would have heard of channels and sandbanks, of natural features of the land useful for sea-marks, of villages and tribes and modes of barter and precautions to take: with the instructive tales about native chiefs dyed more or less blue, whose character for greediness, ferocity, or amiability must have been expounded to him with that capacity for vivid language which seems joined naturally to the shadiness of moral character and recklessness of disposition.
Excessive amiability and excessive liberality are the two favorite assumptions of the modern generation.
"A flattering looking glass is a promoter of amiability," she said.
But she was a magnificent monument to the blessing of a want of imagination, and if she could see in our little charges nothing but their beauty and amiability, their happiness and cleverness, she had no direct communication with the sources of my trouble.
But presently he began to resent Rose's universal amiability; he wanted a more exclusive attachment, and he claimed as a right what before he had accepted as a favour.
"He is just the same as ever," replied Anna Mikhaylovna, "overflowing with amiability. His position has not turned his head at all.
Da Souza obeyed with unabashed amiability. Trent watched him with something like disgust.
The servant, though of course he could not have expressed all this as the prince did, still clearly entered into it and was greatly conciliated, as was evident from the increased amiability of his expression.
It was her neighbor's amiability, constancy, and devotion that she loved, and although she rated these qualities at their true value, she was always searching beyond them for intellectual treasures; searching and never finding, for although Emma Jane had the advantage in years she was still immature.
"Will master risk it?" asked Conseil, "and we shall know how to rely upon the Captain's amiability."