Origin of amiable
Examples from the Web for amiable
According to owner Argiros, the answer is amiable discretion.
Why, they might even switch to amiable, Texas-accented, 77-year-old Schieffer, the television equivalent of comfort food.Jon Stewart and 'Meet The Press' Would Have Been One Unhappy Marriage|Lloyd Grove|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An amiable interviewee, he was more than willing to chat about acting technique, his wide range of screen roles, and much more.The Great Character Actor: Guy Pearce on His Brilliant Career, From ‘Priscilla’ to ‘The Rover’|Richard Porton|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A knock at the door interrupted him, and his face resumed its amiable expression.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I watched another three episodes, thinking it might just be a slow start—but no, the amiable, purposeless loafing continues.Yes, ‘Looking’ Is Boring. It’s the Drama Gays Deserve.|Tim Teeman|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In other times, under other conditions, some pliant and amiable figurehead might serve them well.The Landloper|Holman Day
She is too amiable to desire what would make me unhappy, and too judicious to wish to step beyond the sphere of her sex.Woman in the Nineteenth Century|Margaret Fuller Ossoli
Remember always, that if you would be loved, you must be amiable.Letters on the Improvement of the Mind|Hester Chapone
Alfieri, the greatest poet modern Italy produced, delighted in eccentricities, not always of the most amiable kind.Books and Authors|Anonymous
But this was not only one of Constance' handsome, but also one of her amiable evenings.Small Souls|Louis Couperus
Word Origin for amiable
mid-14c., from Old French amiable, from Late Latin amicabilis "friendly," from amicus "friend," related to amare "to love" (see Amy). The form confused in Old French with amable "lovable," from Latin amare. Reborrowed later in proper Latin form as amicable.