Definition of amicable in English:


Syllabification: am·i·ca·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈaməkəb(ə)l


(Of relations between people) having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor: there will be an amicable settlement of the dispute
More example sentences
  • Normally, this is one of the quieter, friendlier, more amicable sessions of the week.
  • Although traffic wardens are not known for being popular, friends said Milroy was an easygoing, amicable character.
  • A swift and amicable settlement to this dispute is needed now.
friendly, good-natured, cordial, easy, easygoing, neighborly, harmonious, cooperative, civilized, nonconfrontational


late Middle English (in the sense 'pleasant, benign', applied to things): from late Latin amicabilis, from Latin amicus 'friend'.



Pronunciation: /ˌamikəˈbilitē/
More example sentences
  • Participants in this contest are judged on the basis of their knowledge of cocktail making and their bartending skills such as amicability, attention to customers, presentation techniques and a sample of the cocktail prepared.
  • His characteristic amicability often lulled opponents into a false sense of ease.
  • Any additional contractual and legal issues that arise in the partnership scenario will depend very much on the degree of amicability involved in what is essentially a split.


More example sentences
  • We have given them the chance to sort it out amicably but they don't want to know.
  • I really believe that it is better for couples to separate as amicably as possible and give their children a chance to grow up without daily misery and acrimony.
  • The other was a social call, where Becket was received amicably.

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