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amiable


Amiable things and people are warm, kind, friendly, and pleasant.

Pronunciation:
AY me uh bull

Part of speech:
Adjective.
(Adjectives are describing words, like "large" or "late."
They can be used in two ways:
1. Right before a noun, as in "an amiable smile."
2. After a linking verb, as in "He was amiable.")

Other forms:
Amiably, amiability/amiableness.
(Another noun is "amity," meaning "friendliness," but we use that one to talk specifically about friendly relationships between official groups, like organizations and countries.)

How to use it:
When you need a formal synonym for "friendly," "amiable" is perfect.

Talk about amiable people and personalities, amiable manners, amiable comments, amiable expressions and gestures, amiable meetings and parties, the amiable tone of a publication or performance, even amiable places--the kind filled with warm, friendly vibes.

examples:
Parties drain me; I can stand around and chat amiably for fifteen minutes, tops.


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