- Amiably is defined as doing something in a pleasing or friendly way.
Welcoming your guests with a smile and a hug is an example of welcoming them amiably.
(comparative more amiably, superlative most amiably)
amiable + -ly
Variant of amiable
- having a pleasant and friendly disposition; good-natured
- Obsolete lovely or lovable
Origin of amiableMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Late Latin amicabilis, friendly ; from Classical Latin amicus, friend: confused with Old French amable, lovable ; from Classical Latin amabilis, worthy of love; both from Classical Latin amare, to love