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AMIABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amiable mean? 

AMIABLE (adjective)
  The adjective AMIABLE has 2 senses:

1. disposed to please
2. diffusing warmth and friendliness

  Familiarity information: AMIABLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMIABLE (adjective)


Sense 1amiable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disposed to please

Synonyms:

amiable; good-humored; good-humoured

Context example:

an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin

Similar:

good-natured (having an easygoing and cheerful disposition)


Sense 2amiable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Diffusing warmth and friendliness

Synonyms:

affable; cordial; genial; amiable

Context examples:

an affable smile / an amiable gathering / cordial relations / a cordial greeting / a genial host

Similar:

friendly (characteristic of or befitting a friend)


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