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Meaning of AMIABLE

Pronunciation:  'eymeeubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
  2. [adj]  disposed to please; "an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson
 

AMIABLE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: affable, cordial, friendly, genial, good-humored, good-humoured, good-natured
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A"mi*a*ble\, a. [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}.]
1. Lovable; lovely; pleasing. [Obs. or R.]

         So amiable a prospect.                --Sir T.
                                               Herbert.

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

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

4. Done out of love. [Obs.]

         Lay an amiable siege to the honesty of this Ford's
         wife.                                 --Shak.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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