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amiable

adjective uk   us   /ˈeɪ.mi.ə.bl̩/
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   us   /-bli/
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 Vietnamese nhã nhặn…
in Spanish afable, amable…
in Thai เป็นมิตร…
in Malaysian menyenangkan…
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 Indonesian ramah…
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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