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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Pleasant; good-natured; friendly.

Usage examples (37)
  • An amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin
  • I should have written, "... and spent an hour in amiable CONVERSATION ..."
  • I know as amiable examples among these and among their children, as among others of the society.
  • At times, they moved in amiable opposition, one pausing watchfully while the other spiraled to higher altitudes. for more
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  • When opposing sides are "amiable" (trying to be accommodating), they often quickly reach an "amicable" (suitable to both) agreement.
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