[ am-i-kuh-buhl ]
/ ˈæm ɪ kə bəl /
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characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable: an amicable settlement.
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Origin of amicable
OTHER WORDS FROM amicable
am·i·ca·bil·i·ty [am-i-kuh-bil-i-tee], /ˌæm ɪ kəˈbɪl ɪ ti/, am·i·ca·ble·ness, nounam·i·ca·bly, adverbun·am·i·ca·bil·i·ty, nounun·am·i·ca·ble, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH amicableamiable, amicable
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How to use amicable in a sentence
Hasilrig was one of the Rumpers present; but, as most of the others were of the Monk party, the conference was not unamicable.The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660|David Masson
British Dictionary definitions for amicable
/ (ˈæmɪkəbəl) /
characterized by friendlinessan amicable agreement
Derived forms of amicableamicability or amicableness, nounamicably, adverb
Word Origin for amicable
C15: from Late Latin amīcābilis, from Latin amīcus friend; related to amāre to love
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