Amiable Definition

Friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable.
American Heritage
Having a pleasant and friendly disposition; good-natured.
Webster's New World
Cordial; sociable; congenial.
An amiable gathering.
American Heritage
Lovely or lovable.
Webster's New World

Friendly; kind; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.


Origin of Amiable

  • Middle English amyable, from Old French amiable, from Late Latin amīcābilis (“friendly”), from Latin amīcus (“friend”), from amō (“I love”). The meaning has been influenced by French aimable, Latin amābilis (“loveable”). Compare with amicable, amorous, amability.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin amīcābilis amicable

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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