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Wordnet 3.0


1. characterized by friendship and good will;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Amicable \Am"i*ca*ble\, a. [L. amicabilis, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. See Amiable.] Friendly; proceeding from, or exhibiting, friendliness; after the manner of friends; peaceable; as, an amicable disposition, or arrangement. [1913 Webster] That which was most remarkable in this contest was . . . the amicable manner in which it was managed. --Prideoux. [1913 Webster] Amicable action (Law.), an action commenced and prosecuted by amicable consent of the parties, for the purpose of obtaining a decision of the court on some matter of law involved in it. --Bouvier. --Burrill. Amicable numbers (Math.), two numbers, each of which is equal to the sum of all the aliquot parts of the other. [1913 Webster] Syn: Friendly; peaceable; kind; harmonious. Usage: Amicable, Friendly. Neither of these words denotes any great warmth of affection, since friendly has by no means the same strength as its noun friendship. It does, however, imply something of real cordiality; while amicable supposes very little more than that the parties referred to are not disposed to quarrel. Hence, we speak of amicable relations between two countries, an amicable adjustment of difficulties. "Those who entertain friendly feelings toward each other can live amicably together." [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

amicable adj 1: characterized by friendship and good will [ant: hostile]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "amicable": accordant, affable, agreeable, agreeing, akin, amiable, at one, attuned, beneficent, benevolent, benign, benignant, blissful, brotherly, cheerful, civil, compatible, complaisant, concordant, congenial, cooperative, cordial, corresponding, courteous, desirable, dulcet, empathetic, empathic, en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant, favorable, felicific, felicitous, fine, fraternal, frictionless, friendlike, friendly, genial, good, goodly, gracious, grateful, gratifying, harmonious, heart-warming, honeyed, in accord, in concert, in rapport, in tune, inharmony, kind, kindly, kindly-disposed, likable, like-minded, mellifluous, mellow, neighborlike, neighborly, nice, of one mind, pacific, peaceable, peaceful, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful, polite, propitious, rewarding, satisfying, simpatico, sisterly, sociable, sweet, sympathetic, sympathique, together, understanding, unhostile, united, warm, welcome, well-affected, well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant