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amiable


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amiable  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amiable 
  adj  1:  disposed  to  please;  "an  amiable  villain  with  a  cocky 
  sidelong  grin"-  Hal  Hinson  [syn:  {good-humored},  {good-humoured}] 
  2:  diffusing  warmth  and  friendliness;  "an  affable  smile";  "an 
  amiable  gathering";  "cordial  relations";  "a  cordial 
  greeting";  "a  genial  host"  [syn:  {affable},  {cordial},  {genial}] 




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