from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable.
- adj. Cordial; sociable; congenial: an amiable gathering.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Friendly; kind; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.
- adj. Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper; kindhearted; which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lovable; lovely; pleasing.
- adj. Friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious
- adj. Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, etc., which causes one to be liked.
- adj. Done out of love.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Friendly; kindly; amicable.
- Exciting or tending to excite love or delight; lovable; lovely; beautiful; delightful; pleasing.
- Specifically, possessing or exhibiting agreeable moral qualities, as sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, and the like; having an excellent disposition: as, an amiable girl; an amiable disposition.
- Synonyms Engaging, benignant, sweet-tempered, kind-hearted, lovely in character.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. diffusing warmth and friendliness
- adj. disposed to please
Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin amīcābilis; see amicable.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English amyable, from Old French amiable, from Late Latin amīcābilis ("friendly"), from Latin amīcus ("friend"), from amō ("I love"). The meaning has been influenced by French aimable, Latin amābilis ("loveable"). Compare with amicable, amorous, amability. (Wiktionary)