amiable

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
a•mi•a•ble /ˈeɪmiəbəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. having or showing agreeable qualities;
    friendly;
    sociable:an amiable gathering.
  2. pleasant:an amiable little resort.
a•mi•a•bly, adv. See -am-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
a•mi•a•ble  mē ə bəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities;
    affable:an amiable disposition.
  2. friendly;
    sociable:an amiable greeting; an amiable gathering.
  3. agreeable;
    willing to accept the wishes, decisions, or suggestions of another or others.
  4. [Obs.]lovable or lovely.
a′mi•a•bili•ty, ami•a•ble•ness, n. 
ami•a•bly, adv. 
  • Late Latin amīcābilis amicable
  • Middle French
  • Middle English 1300–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged gracious.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged amicable.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged rude.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged unfriendly, hostile.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

amiable /ˈeɪmɪəbəl/ adj
  1. having or displaying a pleasant or agreeable nature; friendly
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French, from Late Latin amīcābilis amicable

ˌamiaˈbility, ˈamiableness n ˈamiably adv



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