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a·mi·a·ble / ˈāmēəbəl/ • adj. having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner: an amiable, unassuming fellow. DERIVATIVES: a·mi·a·bil·i·ty / ˌāmēəˈbilitē/ n. a·mi·a·bly / -blē/ adv. a·mi·a·ble·ness n. ORIGIN: late Middle English (originally in the senses ‘kind’ and ‘lovely, lovable’): via Old French from late Latin amicabilis ‘amicable.’ The current sense, influenced by modern French aimable ‘trying to please,’ dates from the mid 18th cent.

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amiable

amiable friendly (now only of temper, etc.), †lovable XIV; likeable XVIII. — (O)F. :- late L. amīcābilis AMICABLE. Later infl. in sense by F. aimable lovable :- L. amābilis; see -BLE.
Hence amiability XIX.

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