Amiable meaning

āmē-ə-bəl
Friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable.
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The definition of amiable is a person, place, or thing that is likeable or a person who is kind and good-natured.

An example of something amiable is warm and sunny weather.

A person at work who is always pleasant and helpful is an example of someone amiable.

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Lovely or lovable.
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Friendly; kind; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.
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Cordial; sociable; congenial.

An amiable gathering.

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Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper; kindhearted; which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable person.
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Having a pleasant and friendly disposition; good-natured.
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Origin of amiable

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin amīcābilis amicable

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

  • 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