amicably

When you do something amicably, you're doing it politely and nicely. It's best to deal with traffic cops and waiters amicably.

This word for doing things in a pleasant manner is often used in not so amicable situations. Let's say a couple gets divorced — if they parted amicably, then there wasn't a lot of yelling and screaming, and they both agreed to it. You could say two countries that dislike each other had a meeting of their leaders that was conducted amicably: they were polite and said nice things, even though that's not necessarily how they felt.

DEFINITIONS OF: amicably

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adv in an amicable manner

“they separated amicably
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