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Amiable

Amiable
1. Lovable; lovely; pleasing.
2. Friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.
3. Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper, kind-heartedness, etc, which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable woman.
Origin: 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.


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