Definitions for amiableˈeɪ mi ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•mi•a•bleˈeɪ mi ə bəl(adj.)

  1. having or showing agreeable personal qualities; pleasant; affable.

  2. friendly; sociable:

    an amiable gathering.

Origin of amiable:

1300–50; ME < MF < LL amīcābilisamicable


Princeton's WordNet

  1. amiable, good-humored, good-humoured(adj)

    disposed to please

    "an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson

  2. affable, amiable, cordial, genial(adj)

    diffusing warmth and friendliness

    "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"


  1. amiable(Adjective)

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

  2. amiable(Adjective)

    Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper; kindhearted; which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable person.

  3. Origin: amyable, from amiable, from amicabilis, from amicus, from amo. The meaning has been influenced by French aimable, Latin amabilis. Compare with amicable, amorous, amability.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amiable(adj)

    lovable; lovely; pleasing

  2. Amiable(adj)

    friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas

  3. Amiable(adj)

    possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, etc., which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable woman

  4. Amiable(adj)

    done out of love

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likeable; pleasant and good-tempered.

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