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amicable Line breaks: am¦ic|able
Pronunciation: /ˈamɪkəb(ə)l/

Definition of amicable in English:

adjective

Characterized by friendliness and absence of discord: an amicable settlement of the dispute the meeting was relatively amicable
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.
Synonyms
friendly, good-natured, cordial, civil, courteous, polite, easy, easy-going, neighbourly, brotherly, fraternal, harmonious, cooperative, civilized;

Derivatives

amicability

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Pronunciation: /amɪkəˈbɪlɪti/
noun
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.

amicableness

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noun
Example sentences
  • Rainier is first said to have impressed her by the amicableness with which he petted and played with his tigers.
  • I say ‘surprisingly,’ because I would have thought that friendship carried with it the concept of amicableness.
  • The greatest success of this product is its attraction and amicableness.

Origin

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

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  • enemy from Middle English:

    An enemy is not your friend. So far, so obvious, but this is, in fact, the derivation of the word. It came into the language at the end of the 13th century from Old French enemi, from Latin inimicus, which was based on in- meaning ‘not’ and amicus ‘friend’. Inimicus is the source of inimical (late 17th century) or ‘hostile’, and amicus of amicable (mid 16th century) or ‘friendly’.

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