amiable, good-humored, good-humoured(adj)
disposed to please
"an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson
affable, amiable, cordial, genial(adj)
diffusing warmth and friendliness
"an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
Friendly; kind; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.
Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper; kindhearted; which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable person.
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.
lovable; lovely; pleasing
friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas
possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, etc., which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable woman
done out of love
Origin: [F. amiable, L. amicabilis friendly, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. The meaning has been influenced by F. aimable, L. amabilis lovable, fr. amare to love. Cf. Amicable, Amorous, Amability.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ām′i-a-bl, adj. lovable: worthy of love: of sweet disposition.—ns. Amiabil′ity, Am′iableness, quality of being amiable, or of exciting love.—adv. Am′iably. [O. Fr. amiable, friendly—L. amicabilis, from amicus, a friend; there is a confusion in meaning with O. Fr. amable (mod. Fr. aimable), lovable—L. amabilis—am-āre, to love.]
The numerical value of amiable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of amiable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A man's errors are what make him amiable.
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable everyday to the same human being.
The greatest and most amiable privilege which the rich enjoy over the poor is that which they exercise the least--the privilege of making others happy.
In this world no one rules by love if you are but amiable, you are no hero to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
To be beneficent when we can is a duty; and besides this, there are many minds so sympathetically constituted that, without any other motive of vanity or self-interest, they find a pleasure in spreading joy around them, and can take delight in the satisfaction of others so far as it is their own work. But I maintain that in such a case an action of this kind, however proper, however amiable it may be, has nevertheless no true moral worth, but is on a level with other inclinations. ... For the maxim lacks the moral import, namely, that such actions be done from duty, not from inclination.
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- дружелюбен, приветлив, симпатичен, любезен, милBulgarian
- liebenswürdig, liebenswertGerman
- amable, afableSpanish
- rakastettava, ystävällinenFinnish
- affettuoso, amabile, affabileItalian
- whakahoahoa, hūmārikaMāori
- милый, дружественный, приветливый, дружелюбный, симпатичный, добродушный, любезный, привлекательныйRussian
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