A"mi*a*ble (#), a. [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.]

1.

Lovable; lovely; pleasing.

[Obs. or R.]

So amiable a prospect. Sir T. Herbert.

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.

4.

Done out of love.

[Obs.]

Lay an amiable siege to the honesty of this Ford's wife. Shak.

 

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