- having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; affable: an amiable disposition.
- friendly; sociable: an amiable greeting; an amiable gathering.
- agreeable; willing to accept the wishes, decisions, or suggestions of another or others.
- Obsolete. lovable or lovely.
Origin of amiable
1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin amīcābilis amicable
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1. gracious. 2. amicable.
1. rude. 2. unfriendly, hostile.
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Examples from the Web for unamiable
Trifles show the temper—preserve me from an unamiable woman.
The unamiable glance of his eyes was on the instant surcharged with suspicion.The Market-Place
This spirit is full of coldness, jealousy, and every unamiable sentiment.The Young Maiden
A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
David found that life with his father now was life with an unamiable hornet.Bob, Son of Battle
Some were beginning to be cross and unamiable, when Pete's head again appeared.'Our guy'
Mrs. E. E. Boyd
- having or displaying a pleasant or agreeable nature; friendly
C14: from Old French, from Late Latin amīcābilis amicable
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Word Origin and History for unamiable
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