Amiability



having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; affable:
an amiable disposition.
friendly; sociable:
an amiable greeting; an amiable gathering.
agreeable; willing to accept the wishes, decisions, or suggestions of another or others.
Obsolete. lovable or lovely.
Historical Examples

Clemence, on the contrary, seemed to increase in amiability and liveliness.
Gerfaut, Complete Charles de Bernard

But I am too grateful for your amiability to let you run such a risk.
Stories By English Authors: Italy Various

She was very popular in Society, owing to her distinction and amiability.
Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835 Dorothy Duchesse de Dino

He spoke more readily, with a clumsy semblance of amiability.
No Clue James Hay

Her amiability extended even to Mrs. Hannay, who had risen to it, so far, well.
The Helpmate May Sinclair

“Sure, I understand,” Garson replied, with an amiability equal to the Inspector’s own.
Within the Law Marvin Dana

Inwardly, Mignon writhed with anger; outwardly, she was a smiling image of amiability.
Marjorie Dean, High School Junior Pauline Lester

He is a remarkable cat, noted particularly for his intelligence and amiability.
Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow

“Delightful” can be such jargon and mean nothing—or, at any rate, nothing more than amiability.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, April 5, 1916 Various

There were two medals in the school, one for spelling, the other for amiability.
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine

adjective
having or displaying a pleasant or agreeable nature; friendly
n.

1807; see amiable + -ity. Amiableness is recorded from 1530s.
adj.

mid-14c., from Old French amiable, from Late Latin amicabilis “friendly,” from amicus “friend,” related to amare “to love” (see Amy). The form confused in Old French with amable “lovable,” from Latin amare. Reborrowed later in proper Latin form as amicable.

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