amiable

[ ey-mee-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈeɪ mi ə bəl /

adjective

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

Related forms

Can be confused

amiable amicable
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amiable

/ (ˈeɪmɪəbəl) /

adjective

having or displaying a pleasant or agreeable nature; friendly

Derived Forms

amiability or amiableness, nounamiably, adverb

Word Origin for amiable

C14: from Old French, from Late Latin amīcābilis amicable
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