amiably


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.amiably - in an affable manneramiably - in an affable manner; "`Come and visit me,' he said amiably"
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Translations
بِلَطافَة، بِوُد
laskavěpřívětivě
ælskværdigt
elskulega
hoş bir şekildetatlılıkla

amiably

[ˈeɪmɪəblɪ] ADVamablemente, afablemente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

amiably

[ˈeɪmiəbli] adv [say, reply] → aimablement; [chat] → gentiment; [smile] → avec amabilité
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

amiably

advliebenswürdig; he very amiably offered to helper hat sich liebenswürdigerweise angeboten zu helfen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

amiably

[ˈeɪmɪəblɪ] advaffabilmente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

amiable

(ˈeimiəbl) adjective
likeable; pleasant and good-tempered.
ˌamiaˈbility noun
ˈamiably adverb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Lorry, in his amiably shrewd way, "but all natural and right; so, take the lead, my dear friend, and keep it; it couldn't be in better hands."
I could hardly repress a shuddering recoil as he came, bending amiably, and placed the tray before me on the table.
"Sure," said Pacifique amiably. "I got de word las' night dat my fader, he was seeck.
The conversation began amiably, but just because it was too amiable, it came to a stop again.
Simply pairs and groups of young men and women chattering amiably in front of their "bocks" or their "Americains." Here and there a student would have his arm round a waist every one else envied him.
"I often think," she continued after a short pause, drawing nearer to the prince and smiling amiably at him as if to show that political and social topics were ended and the time had come for intimate conversation- "I often think how unfairly sometimes the joys of life are distributed.
"I believe," he said amiably, "that I remember hearing the matter spoken of.
Captain Granet nodded amiably. He had made himself comfortable in an easy-chair and was playing with the dog, who had jumped on to his knee.
I was never of a forgiving disposition, I was never an amiably disposed person.
He now remembered how the Emperor, meeting him on the Nevsky, had amiably congratulated him.
She did not refer to the burning question at all, but she chatted amiably of other matters, and Gilbert understood that he was forgiven under protest.
"There, you see I am right; if you were not an old bottle your new contents would gradually arrange themselves amiably as a part of you, and the practice of your resolutions would lose its bitterness by becoming a habit."