Definition of amiable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeɪmiəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪmiəbl//
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pleasant; friendly and easy to like synonym agreeable an amiable tone of voice Her parents seemed very amiable. See related entries: Friendly Word Originlate Middle English (originally in the senses ‘kind’, and ‘lovely, lovable’): via Old French from late Latin amicabilis ‘amicable’. The current sense, influenced by modern French aimable ‘trying to please’, dates from the mid 18th cent.Extra examples I’ve only met Jane once but she seems amiable enough. a perfectly amiable young man He uses an amiable tone of voice to soothe stressed clients.
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