Adjective "amicable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Characterized by friendliness and absence of discord.
  1. 'the meeting was relatively amicable'
  2. 'Although traffic wardens are not known for being popular, friends said Milroy was an easygoing, amicable character.'
  3. 'Though we believe we have a chance of remaining independent, we have to work together and would like to have an amicable relationship.'
  4. 'Two decades on, Mesnel is a millionaire, albeit a very polite and amicable one, and without, it seems, a single element of ego.'
  5. 'The event was a particularly amicable one and the result for Europeans, especially the Scots, could not have been better.'
  6. 'Robson is an amicable bloke with a marvellous CV and his bitterness at being shown the door was as obvious as it was understandable.'
  7. 'The disputed area can also be discussed after some time and an amicable settlement may be given to the court for its verdict.'
  8. 'The conversation was amicable, as befitted a meeting between two old friends.'
  9. 'We're still really good friends and it's all very amicable, but it just wasn't working and hadn't done so for quite some time.'
  10. 'But, at least in the beginning, relations between the neighboring states were largely amicable.'
  11. 'Normally, this is one of the quieter, friendlier, more amicable sessions of the week.'


1. characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable: an amicable settlement.

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be amicable under governments."

"settlements can be amicable."

"agreements can be amicable."

"resolutions can be amicable."

"solutions can be amicable."

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