SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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
Late Latin amīcābilis amicable Related forms 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
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Examples from the Web for unamiably Historical Examples of unamiably
And so Tiverton dispersed,
unamiably, and with its public pride hurt to the quick.
Phillis and Amyntas reappear and carry on a conversation, not
unamiably, in a sort of hexametrical stichomythia.
Their national antipathies were, indeed, in that age, unreasonably and
But he was pleased, nevertheless; and presently he asked me, not
unamiably, to punish his claret again. British Dictionary definitions for unamiably adjective having or displaying a pleasant or agreeable nature; friendly Derived Forms amiability or amiableness, noun amiably, adverb Word Origin for amiable
C14: from Old French, from Late Latin
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Word Origin and History for unamiably adj.
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.
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