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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. disposed to please;
- Example: "an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson
[syn: amiable, good-humored, good-humoured]

2. diffusing warmth and friendliness;
- Example: "an affable smile"
- Example: "an amiable gathering"
- Example: "cordial relations"
- Example: "a cordial greeting"
- Example: "a genial host"
[syn: affable, amiable, cordial, genial]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Amiable \A"mi*a*ble\, a. [F. amiable, L. amicabilis friendly, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. The meaning has been influenced by F. aimable, L. amabilis lovable, fr. amare to love. Cf. Amicable, Amorous, Amability.] 1. Lovable; lovely; pleasing. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster] So amiable a prospect. --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. Friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas. [1913 Webster] 3. Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, etc., which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable woman. [1913 Webster] 4. Done out of love. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Lay an amiable siege to the honesty of this Ford's wife. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

amiable adj 1: disposed to please; "an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson [syn: amiable, good- humored, good-humoured] 2: diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host" [syn: affable, amiable, cordial, genial]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

114 Moby Thesaurus words for "amiable": accommodating, affable, affectionate, agreeable, amicable, approachable, benevolent, benign, benignant, blissful, bonhomous, brotherly, cheerful, civil, clubbable, clubbish, clubby, communicative, companionable, companionate, compatible, complaisant, compliant, congenial, cordial, courteous, decent, desirable, dulcet, easy, easy-natured, en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant, favorable, felicific, felicitous, fine, fit for society, fond of society, fraternal, friendlike, friendly, generous, genial, gentle, good, good-hearted, good-humored, good-natured, good-tempered, goodly, gracious, grateful, gratifying, gregarious, harmonious, heart-warming, hearty, honeyed, hospitable, indulgent, kind, kindly, lenient, liberal, likable, mannerly, mellifluous, mellow, mild, neighborlike, neighborly, nice, obliging, open, openhearted, overindulgent, overpermissive, peaceable, permissive, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful, receptive, responsive, rewarding, satisfying, simpatico, sisterly, sociable, social, social-minded, sweet, sweet-tempered, sympathique, tractable, unhostile, urbane, warm, warmhearted, welcome, welcoming, well-affected, well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant, well-natured, winning, winsome