Adjective "amiable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.
  1. 'He described him Mr Reid as an amiable person who wanted to learn the basics of the religion.'
  2. 'Of all Europe's princes today, Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre must be one of the most amiable and likeable.'
  3. 'Jane Galt is a charming hostess, and her salon is a vastly more amiable affair than I imagine Rand's were.'
  4. 'He's an amiable if laconic sort, seemingly uninterested in talking about himself.'
  5. 'The result is that amiable but gullible Arthur finds himself fleeced by friends and strangers alike.'
  6. 'He is an amiable person, but very disorganised, and this often leads to frustration on the part of staff, and friction.'
  7. 'A most amiable and kindly man, he was held in very high esteem and was a noted character in the area.'
  8. 'The film thrives on the chemistry between its two likeable leads, while the rest of the cast is funny and amiable.'
  9. 'We suspect that it was a very amiable meeting because they are both decent people who know the score.'
  10. 'Of course he would dispute that, though in the most amiable terms.'


1. having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; affable: an amiable disposition.

2. friendly; sociable: an amiable greeting; an amiable gathering.

3. agreeable; willing to accept the wishes, decisions, or suggestions of another or others.

4. Obsolete. lovable or lovely.

More examples(as adjective)

"polices can be amiable about rallies."

"people can be amiable over ports."

"people can be amiable out of elements."

"people can be amiable at alls."

"freshnesses can be amiable for strolls."

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Late Middle English (originally in the senses ‘kind’, and ‘lovely, lovable’): via Old French from late Latin amicabilis ‘amicable’. The current sense, influenced by modern French aimable ‘trying to please’, dates from the mid 18th century.