amicable[am′i kə bəl]
- The definition of amicable is someone or something that is friendly and shows peace-loving characteristics.
A meeting where there were no disagreements is an example of an amicable meeting.
This looks like a very amicable meeting.
Origin of amicableLate Latin amicabilis: see amiable
Origin of amicableMiddle English, from Late Latin amīcābilis, from Latin amīcus, friend.
- am′i·ca·bil′i·ty, am′i·ca·ble·ness
(comparative more amicable, superlative most amicable)
Amicable is particularly used of relationships or agreements (especially legal proceedings, such as divorce), with meaning ranging from simply “not quarrelsome, mutually consenting” to “quite friendly”. By contrast, the similar term amiable is especially used to mean “pleasant, lovable”, such as an “amiable smile”.
From Late Latin amīcābilis (“friendly”); see amiable.