Amiable Definition

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
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.

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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