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amicable

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Pronunciation: /ˈamɪkəb(ə)l
 
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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;

Origin

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

Derivatives

amicability

1
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

2
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.

amicably

3
adverb
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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