I. adjective having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner • the amiable young man greeted me enthusiastically.
II. derivatives amiableness noun
– origin late Middle English (originally in the senses ‘kind’, and ‘lovely, lovable’): via Old French from late Latin amicabilis ‘amicable’. The current sense, influenced by modern French aimable ‘trying to please’, dates from the mid 18th cent.