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amiable

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CIDE DICTIONARY

amiablea. [F. amiable, L. amicabilis friendly, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. The meaning has been influenced by F. aimable, L. amabilis lovable, fr. amare to love. Cf. Amicable, Amorous, Amability.].
  •  Lovable; lovely; pleasing.  [1913 Webster]
    "So amiable a prospect."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, etc., which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable woman.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Done out of love.  [1913 Webster]
    "Lay an amiable siege to the honesty of this Ford's wife."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

amiable, adj. friendly and pleasant in temperament; likeable.

Derivative
amiability n. amiableness n. amiably adv.
Etymology
ME f. OF f. LL amicabilis amicable: confused with F aimable lovable

THESAURUS

amiable

accommodating, affable, affectionate, agreeable, amicable, approachable, benevolent, benign, benignant, blissful, bonhomous, brotherly, cheerful, civil, clubbable, clubbish, clubby, communicative, companionable, companionate, compatible, complaisant, compliant, congenial, cordial, courteous, decent, desirable, dulcet, easy, easy-natured, en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant, favorable, felicific, felicitous, fine, fit for society, fond of society, fraternal, friendlike, friendly, generous, genial, gentle, good, good-hearted, good-humored, good-natured, good-tempered, goodly, gracious, grateful, gratifying, gregarious, harmonious, heart-warming, hearty, honeyed, hospitable, indulgent, kind, kindly, lenient, liberal, likable, mannerly, mellifluous, mellow, mild, neighborlike, neighborly, nice, obliging, open, openhearted, overindulgent, overpermissive, peaceable, permissive, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful, receptive, responsive, rewarding, satisfying, simpatico, sisterly, sociable, social, social-minded, sweet, sweet-tempered, sympathique, tractable, unhostile, urbane, warm, warmhearted, welcome, welcoming, well-affected, well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant, well-natured, winning, winsome

ROGET THESAURUS

amiable

Love

N love, fondness, liking, inclination, regard, dilection, admiration, fancy, affection, sympathy, fellow-feeling, tenderness, heart, brotherly love, benevolence, attachment, yearning, eros, tender passion, amour, gyneolatry, gallantry, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, transport of love, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration, idolatry, Cupid, Venus, myrtle, true lover's knot, love token, love suit, love affair, love tale, love story, the, old story, plighted love, courtship, amourette, free love, maternal love, storge, parental love, young love, puppy love, attractiveness, popularity, favorite, lover, suitor, follower, admirer, adorer, wooer, amoret, beau, sweetheart, inamorato, swain, young man, flame, love, truelove, leman, Lothario, gallant, paramour, amoroso, cavaliere servente, captive, cicisbeo, caro sposo, inamorata, ladylove, idol, darling, duck, Dulcinea, angel, goddess, cara sposa, betrothed, affianced, fiancee, flirt, coquette, amorette, pair of turtledoves, abode of love, agapemone, loving, fond of, taken with, struck with, smitten, bitten, attached to, wedded to, enamored, charmed, in love, love-sick, over head and ears in love, head over heels in love, affectionate, tender, sweet upon, sympathetic, loving, amorous, amatory, fond, erotic, uxorious, ardent, passionate, rapturous, devoted, motherly, loved, beloved well beloved, dearly beloved, dear, precious, darling, pet, little, favorite, popular, congenial, after one's mind, after one's taste, after one's fancy, after one's own heart, to one's mind, to one's taste, to one's fancy, to one's own heart, in one's good graces, dear as the apple of one's eye, nearest to one's heart, lovable, adorable, lovely, sweet, attractive, seductive, winning, charming, engaging, interesting, enchanting, captivating, fascinating, bewitching, amiable, like an angel, amantes amentes, credula res amor est, militat omnis amasius, love conquers all, omnia vincit amor, si vis amari ama, the sweetest joy, the wildest woe.

Benevolence

N benevolence, Christian charity, God's love, God's grace, good will, philanthropy, unselfishness, good nature, good feeling, good wishes, kindness, kindliness, loving-kindness, benignity, brotherly love, charity, humanity, fellow-feeling, sympathy, goodness of heart, warmth of heart, bonhomie, kind-heartedness, amiability, milk of human kindness, tenderness, love, friendship, toleration, consideration, generosity, mercy, charitableness, bounty, almsgiving, good works, beneficence, the luxury of doing good, acts of kindness, a good turn, good offices, kind offices good treatment, kind treatment, good Samaritan, sympathizer, bon enfant, altruist, benevolent, kind, kindly, well-meaning, amiable, obliging, accommodating, indulgent, gracious, complacent, good-humored, warm-hearted, kind-hearted, tender-hearted, large-hearted, broad- hearted, merciful, charitable, beneficent, humane, benignant, bounteous, bountiful, good-natured, well-natured, spleenless, sympathizing, sympathetic, complaisant, well-meant, well-intentioned, fatherly, motherly, brotherly, sisterly, paternal, maternal, fraternal, sororal, friendly, with a good intention, with the best intentions, Int, Godspeed!, much good may it do!, act a charity sometimes, a tender heart, a will inflexible, de mortuis nil nisi bonum, say only good things about the dead, don't speak ill of the dead, kind words are more than coronets, quando amigo pide no hay manana, the social smile, the sympathetic tear.


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