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amiable

adjective uk   /ˈeɪ.mi.ə.bl̩/ us  
pleasant and friendly: He seemed an amiable young man. So amiable was the mood of the meeting that a decision was soon reached.
amiably
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
They were chatting quite amiably on the phone last night so I assumed everything was okay.
amiability
noun [U] uk   /ˌeɪ.mi.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
I hate all that false amiability that goes on at parties.
Translations of “amiable”
in Spanish afable, amable…
in French aimable…
in German liebenswürdig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 和藹可親的,親切的, 令人愉悅的, 友好的…
in Russian любезный…
in Turkish samimi, uysal, iyi huylu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 和蔼可亲的,亲切的, 令人愉悦的, 友好的…
in Polish miły…
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