amicable

  • 1 Amicable — Am i*ca*ble, a. [L. amicabilis, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. See {Amiable}.] Friendly; proceeding from, or exhibiting, friendliness; after the manner of friends; peaceable; as, an amicable disposition, or arrangement. [1913 Webster] That …

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  • 2 amicable — UK US /ˈæmɪkəbl/ adjective ► pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation: »His manner was perfectly amicable but I felt uncomfortable. »an amicable debate ► an amicable agreement is achieved without arguments or anger: an amicable… …

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  • 3 amicable — amicable, neighborly, friendly are applied to the attitudes and actions of persons, communities, and states that have intercourse with each other and mean marked by or exhibiting goodwill or absence of antagonism. Amicable frequently implies… …

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  • 4 amicable — [am′i kə bəl] adj. [LL amicabilis: see AMIABLE] friendly in feeling; showing good will; peaceable [an amicable discussion] amicability [am′i kəbil′ə tē] n. amicably adv …

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  • 5 amicable — I adjective affable, amiable, cordial, friendly, genial, harmonious, sociable, unhostile II index benevolent, harmonious, nonmilitant, peaceable …

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  • 6 amicable — (adj.) early 15c., from L.L. amicabilis friendly, a word in Roman law, from L. amicus friend, related to amare to love (see AMY (Cf. Amy)). Cf. also AMIABLE (Cf. amiable) …

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  • 7 amicable — [adj] friendly, especially regarding an agreement accordant, agreeing, amiable, civil, clubby*, concordant, cordial, courteous, cozy, empathic, good humored, harmonious, kind, kindly, like minded, mellow, neighborly, pacific, peaceable, peaceful …

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  • 8 amicable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ friendly and without disagreement. DERIVATIVES amicably adverb. ORIGIN Latin amicabilis, from amicus friend …

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  • 9 amicable — am|i|ca|ble [ˈæmıkəbəl] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: amicablis, from amicus friend ] an amicable agreement, relationship etc is one in which people feel friendly towards each other and do not want to quarrel ▪ Their relationship… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 amicable — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin amicabilis Date: 15th century characterized by friendly goodwill ; peaceable • amicability noun • amicableness noun • amicably …

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  • 11 amicable — [[t]æ̱mɪkəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED When people have an amicable relationship, they are pleasant to each other and solve their problems without quarrelling. The meeting ended on reasonably amicable terms... Our discussions were amicable and… …

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  • 12 amicable — am|i|ca|ble [ æmıkəbl ] adjective MAINLY JOURNALISM friendly and without arguments: We have reached an amicable settlement of the dispute. an amicable divorce ╾ am|i|ca|bly adverb …

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  • 13 amicable — adjective an amicable agreement, relationship etc is one in which people feel friendly towards each other and do not want to quarrel: an amicable settlement that was acceptable to both sides amicably adverb amicability noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 amicable — UK [ˈæmɪkəb(ə)l] / US adjective mainly journalism friendly and without arguments We have reached an amicable settlement of the dispute. an amicable divorce Derived word: amicably adverb …

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  • 15 amicable — amicability, amicableness, n. amicably, adv. /am i keuh beuhl/, adj. characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable: an amicable settlement. [1425 75; late ME < LL amicabilis, equiv. to amic(us) friend, friendly + abilis ABLE; cf.… …

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  • 16 amicable — adjective /ˈæmɪkəbl/ Showing friendliness or goodwill. They hoped to reach an amicable agreement. See Also: amiable, amity …

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  • 17 amicable — See amiable, amicable …

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  • 18 amicable — adj. Amicable is used with these nouns: ↑divorce, ↑parting, ↑settlement …

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  • 19 amicable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. friendly (See friend). II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. peaceable, friendly, neighborly, genial; see friendly 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [AM i kuh buhl] characterized by… …

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  • 20 amicable — adjective the relationship between the kids and their stepfather is an amicable one Syn: friendly, good natured, cordial, easy, easygoing, neighborly, harmonious, cooperative, civilized Ant: unfriendly …

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