Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being amicable, peaceable, friendly, or disposed to peace; a disposition to preserve peace and friendship; friendliness.
- n. The state or quality of being amicable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being amicable; amicability.
- n. having a disposition characterized by warmth and friendliness
- n. a disinclination to quarrel
- amicable + -ness (Wiktionary)
“The English went ashore, hostages were exchanged, and a kind of amicableness ensued.”
“He showed them repentance and amicableness, so they let him go, after wanting to hurt him.”
“Nor did I anticipate great harm even if the Duke of York, in the absence of lawful posterity of his brother, should get upon the throne, trusting in the truth of his royal word, and the manifold declarations of favour and amicableness to the church, which he from time to time put forth.”
“Sophia, with cheerful amicableness, pleased in spite of herself with the woman's tone.”
“Then there was tea, and thus all ended in amicableness, and the reverend and friendly drove us home in a wagonette.”
“In that case," he said with amicableness, "I shall have the pleasure of your company a little longer.”
“And if you want to know," said Constance in a tone that mingled amicableness with righteousness, "mother's decided with Aunt”
“There need be no formal declaration of hostilities, but a fortress built in all amicableness, to which the Count could hardly object, as you would be but following his own example. ”
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