View synonyms for amicably


[ am-i-kuh-blee ]


  1. with goodwill; in a friendly or peaceable way:

    Incidents involving naval powers at sea will escalate into full-blown confrontations if not settled amicably.

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  • un·am·i·ca·bly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of amicably1

First recorded in 1400–50; amicab(le) ( def ) + -ly ( def )

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Example Sentences

A spokesperson for the tech founder has acknowledged that a married Gates was involved in an office romance at Microsoft, telling the Wall Street Journal there “was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably.”

From Quartz

If part of the relationship is eroded, the romance, the passion, the collective adventure, then a lot of couples take that as a time to end the relationship amicably.

From Time

Epstein’s lawyers have told a Florida court that their romantic relationship ended amicably in 2000 but they remained friends.

DM: I think the only thing I can really say on this is that we settled our differences amicably.

An SCA statement today said the dispute had been "amicably resolved".

By the gate, the police and I chatted amicably, the homeland-security guy listening in but not saying much.

Bungie split amicably from Microsoft after the launch of Halo 3, with the larger company retaining all intellectual property.

Moore married Bruce Willis in 1987, and the couple had the three daughters before splitting amicably in 2000.

The women of the tribe lived amicably enough together as a rule, but of course they had their differences.

Greuze alone treated him amicably, and even he held out no hopes for his future.

He spent the time from spring to autumn of 1825 in London, where he consorted amicably with all the artists of the day.

There was no ill-will on his part, and he continued to dine amicably with King.

The quarrel between the king and the archbishop was amicably settled.





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