Origin of amicableLate Latin amicabilis: see amiable
This looks like a very amicable meeting.
A meeting where there were no disagreements is an example of an amicable meeting.
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.
- The governor had other serious matters to contend with, including the assertion of British authority over the Boers beyond the Orange river, and the establishment of amicable relations with the Transvaal Boers.
- The pair 6232 and 6368 are amicable, but they cannot be derived from this formula.
- Their relations are, on the whole, much more amicable than those of the Asuras and Devas in Indian mythology.
- Judging by the calmly moderate and amicable tone in which the French Emperor spoke, Balashev was firmly persuaded that he wished for peace and intended to enter into negotiations.
- The disputes between England and her American colonies had reached a point at which no amicable adjustment was possible.