Middle English amyable, from Old French amiable, from Late Latin amīcābilis (“friendly”), from Latin amīcus (“friend”), from amō (“I love”). The meaning has been influenced by French aimable, Latin amābilis (“loveable”). Compare with amicable, amorous, amability.
- Friendly; kind; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas.
- Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of temper; kindhearted; which causes one to be liked; as, an amiable person.
- See amicable.
- amiable in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- amiable in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- amiable at OneLook Dictionary Search
amiable m, f