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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]


Disposed to please


amiable; good-humored; good-humoured

Context example:

an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin


good-natured (having an easygoing and cheerful disposition)

Sense 2amiable [BACK TO TOP]


Diffusing warmth and friendliness


affable; cordial; genial; amiable

Context examples:

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


friendly (characteristic of or befitting a friend)

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