amiable

A friendly, pleasant person could be described as amiable. Airline flight attendants tend to be amiable. The people monitoring the school's cafeteria? Maybe not.

An amiable person is good-natured and easy to get along with. Add one letter and you get amicable, a word with a common ancestor (Latin amicabilis) and a similar meaning. But while amiable refers to friendly people, amicable refers to friendly relations between them; two amiable people who no longer want to be married to one another might have an amicable divorce.

DEFINITIONS OF: amiable

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adj diffusing warmth and friendliness

“an amiable gathering”
Synonyms:
affable, cordial, genial
friendly
characteristic of or befitting a friend

adj disposed to please

“"an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson”
Synonyms:
good-humored, good-humoured
good-natured
having an easygoing and cheerful disposition
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