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
References in classic literature ?
I wish you would try to understand what an amiable young man may be likely to feel in directly opposing those, whom as child and boy he has been looking up to all his life.
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.
These were the reflections of my hours of despondency and solitude; but when I contemplated the virtues of the cottagers, their amiable and benevolent dispositions, I persuaded myself that when they should become acquainted with my admiration of their virtues they would compassionate me and overlook my personal deformity.
They are not mine,' said the amiable hostess, more repellingly than Heathcliff himself could have replied.
Bingley, who seems good humour itself, and is, I really believe, truly amiable, be in friendship with such a man?
Dona Rita was curious to know how I got on with her peasant sister and all I could say in return for that inquiry was that the peasant sister was in her own way amiable.
So your grave, middle-aged family practitioner vanishes into thin air, my dear Watson, and there emerges a young fellow under thirty, amiable, unambitious, absent-minded, and the possessor of a favourite dog, which I should describe roughly as being larger than a terrier and smaller than a mastiff.
He fixed the summit of his earthly bliss at living in an orchard with an amiable woman and a cow, and he never attained even that.
Pickwick, at last, as that amiable female approached the termination of a prolonged dusting of the apartment.
It is the amiable defect of the English public never to know when they have had enough of a good thing.
Mary, without waiting for any further commands immediately left the room and quickly returned introducing the most beauteous and amiable Youth, I had ever beheld.
Vernon, I think, was a great deal too kind to her when he was in Staffordshire; her behaviour to him, independent of her general character, has been so inexcusably artful and ungenerous since our marriage was first in agitation that no one less amiable and mild than himself could have overlooked it all; and though, as his brother's widow, and in narrow circumstances, it was proper to render her pecuniary assistance, I cannot help thinking his pressing invitation to her to visit us at Churchhill perfectly unnecessary.