1. Friendly and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable.
2. Cordial; sociable; congenial: an amiable gathering.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin amīcābilis; see AMICABLE.]
a′mi·a·bili·ty, ami·a·ble·ness n.
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