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Meaning of AMICABLE

Pronunciation:  'amukubul

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  characterized by friendship and good will

AMICABLE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: friendly, unhostile, unthreatening, well-meaning
 Antonyms: hostile
 See Also: lovable, loveable, peaceful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Am"i*ca*ble\, a. [L. amicabilis, fr. amicus friend,
fr. amare to love. See {Amiable}.]
Friendly; proceeding from, or exhibiting, friendliness; after
the manner of friends; peaceable; as, an amicable
disposition, or arrangement.

      That which was most remarkable in this contest was . .
      . the amicable manner in which it was managed.

{Amicable action} (Law.), an action commenced and prosecuted
   by amicable consent of the parties, for the purpose of
   obtaining a decision of the court on some matter of law
   involved in it. --Bouvier. --Burrill.

{Amicable numbers} (Math.), two numbers, each of which is
   equal to the sum of all the aliquot parts of the other.

Syn: Friendly; peaceable; kind; harmonious.

Usage: {Amicable}, {Friendly}. Neither of these words denotes
       any great warmth of affection, since friendly has by
       no means the same strength as its noun friendship. It
       does, however, imply something of real cordiality;
       while amicable supposes very little more than that the
       parties referred to are not disposed to quarrel.
       Hence, we speak of amicable relations between two
       countries, an amicable adjustment of difficulties.
       ``Those who entertain friendly feelings toward each
       other can live amicably together.''

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