Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Characterized by or exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; friendly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Showing friendliness or goodwill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Friendly; proceeding from, or exhibiting, friendliness; after the manner of friends; peaceable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by or exhibiting friendliness, peaceableness, or harmony; friendly; peaceable; harmonious in social or other relations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by friendship and good will

Etymologies

Middle English, from Late Latin amīcābilis, from Latin amīcus, friend.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin amīcābilis ("friendly"); see amiable. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After his East Londonderry victory Mr McClarty described his treatment by the party as "shocking" but has since held what he described as "amicable talks" with the UUP party leader.

    BBC News - Home

  • Goodguide is a approved B Corporation, a brand brand brand brand new kind of craving which uses commercial operation to instigate certain amicable as great as ecological change.

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  • "Consumers control a content today, so it's vicious for brands to establish themselves as great corporate citizens," pronounced Levy. "2009 saw brands coming up with campaigns to strech people in amicable media, as great as campaigns began to focus upon what consumers caring about, not only what's vicious to a brands."

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  • Needless to say, there was a disagreement, which I'm happy to report has been resolved in amicable fashion, but I keep wondering, what if the random number generator picked $500 instead of $100?

    Catalog ordering in MX

  • Peters on his knees, engaged in amicable conversation.

    When Patty Went to College

  • The British Government of India had acknowledged this Regency, and was desirous to retain amicable relationship with the Punjaub, but in the middle of the year 1845, so unruly and clamorous for war was the Sikh army, all negotiations terminated, and a state of uncertainty ensued which made it necessary for British India, without declaring hostility, to place itself on a footing to resist it, should so mad an enterprise ensue.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.

  • Mr. Ayrton said the best way to defend and preserve Canada would be to maintain amicable relations with the

    Imperial Parliament

  • Has this evident desire to maintain amicable relations with us been fairly met on this side of the water?

    The Civil War in America

  • The book, a paean to integrity, good humor and warmth in the name of amicable capitalism, is as wholesome as a Norman Rockwell painting.

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  • Mr Berezovsky, 64, agreed to what was described as an "amicable settlement" after admitting unreasonable behaviour.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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  • I like to consider amicable vs. amiable.

    May 26, 2009