amiable /ˈeɪmɪəb(ə)l/

a

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.

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