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amiable

[ ey-mee-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈeɪ mi ə bəl /
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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.
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Origin of amiable

1300–50; Middle English <Middle French <Late Latin amīcābilisamicable

OTHER WORDS FROM amiable

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH amiable

amiable , amicable
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British Dictionary definitions for amiable

amiable
/ (ˈeɪmɪəbəl) /

adjective
having or displaying a pleasant or agreeable nature; friendly

Derived forms of amiable

amiability or amiableness, nounamiably, adverb

Word Origin for amiable

C14: from Old French, from Late Latin amīcābilis amicable
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