Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being amicable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being amicable; amicability.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being amicable, peaceable, friendly, or disposed to peace; a disposition to preserve peace and friendship; friendliness.

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

  • n. having a disposition characterized by warmth and friendliness
  • n. a disinclination to quarrel

Etymologies

amicable +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The English went ashore, hostages were exchanged, and a kind of amicableness ensued.

    Pioneers of the Old South: a chronicle of English colonial beginnings

  • He showed them repentance and amicableness, so they let him go, after wanting to hurt him.

    Monday, October 31, 2005

  • 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.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844

  • Sophia, with cheerful amicableness, pleased in spite of herself with the woman's tone.

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • Then there was tea, and thus all ended in amicableness, and the reverend and friendly drove us home in a wagonette.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • "In that case," he said with amicableness, "I shall have the pleasure of your company a little longer.

    The Long Roll

  • "And if you want to know," said Constance in a tone that mingled amicableness with righteousness, "mother's decided with Aunt

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • 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. "

    The Strong Arm

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