[ ey-mee-uh-buhl ]
See synonyms for: amiableamiabilityamiablenessamiably on

  1. having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; affable: an amiable disposition.

  2. friendly; sociable: an amiable greeting; an amiable gathering.

  1. agreeable; willing to accept the wishes, decisions, or suggestions of another or others.

  2. Obsolete. lovable or lovely.

Origin of amiable

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin amīcābilis amicable

Other words for amiable

Opposites for amiable

Other words from amiable

  • a·mi·a·bil·i·ty, a·mi·a·ble·ness, noun
  • a·mi·a·bly, adverb
  • qua·si-a·mi·a·ble, adjective
  • qua·si-a·mi·a·bly, adverb
  • un·a·mi·a·ble, adjective
  • un·a·mi·a·ble·ness, noun
  • un·a·mi·a·bly, adverb

Words that may be confused with amiable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use amiable in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for amiable


/ (ˈeɪmɪəbəl) /

  1. having or displaying a pleasant or agreeable nature; friendly

Origin of amiable

C14: from Old French, from Late Latin amīcābilis amicable

Derived forms of amiable

  • amiability or amiableness, noun
  • amiably, adverb

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