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Dictionary definition of amicable

Having a friendly and cooperative relationship between individuals or parties.
"The two sides reached an amicable settlement in court."

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Detailed meaning of amicable

An amicable relationship is one in which people get along well and are able to communicate and interact in a positive, cooperative way. The term can also be used to describe a situation that is resolved or settled in a peaceful, mutually acceptable manner, as in an amicable divorce or an amicable agreement. Amicable is often used in contrast to words such as hostile or contentious, to indicate a relationship or situation that is characterized by cooperation and mutual understanding rather than conflict or disagreement.

Example sentences containing amicable

1. Both parties reached an amicable solution.
2. The two sides reached an amicable settlement in court.
3. The two sides reached an amicable agreement after hours of negotiation.
4. She had an amicable relationship with her coworkers, getting along well with everyone.
5. He was known for his amicable personality, always trying to find ways to resolve conflicts peacefully.
6. She had an amicable divorce, reaching an agreement that worked for both sides.

History and etymology of amicable

The adjective 'amicable' has its origins in the Latin word 'amicabilis,' which is derived from 'amicus,' meaning 'friend' or 'friendly.' In Latin, 'amicabilis' described qualities or actions associated with friendship and goodwill. In English, 'amicable' was adopted in the 16th century to describe relationships or interactions characterized by friendliness and cooperation between individuals or parties. The etymology of 'amicable' underscores its historical connection to the concept of amicability and harmonious relationships, emphasizing a spirit of friendship and a willingness to work together in a congenial and cooperative manner.

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Further usage examples of amicable

1. He was able to maintain an amicable relationship with his ex-wife, despite their divorce.
2. She had an amicable relationship with her neighbors, always willing to help out and lend a hand.
3. He was known for his amicable nature, always trying to find ways to bring people together and resolve conflicts.
4. She was able to reach an amicable settlement in the dispute with her landlord.
5. She had an amicable relationship with her boss, getting along well and working well together.
6. He was known for his amicable personality, always able to find common ground and resolve conflicts peacefully.
7. She was able to reach an amicable resolution to the dispute with her colleague.
8. He was able to maintain an amicable relationship with his ex-partner, despite their breakup.
9. She had an amicable relationship with her in-laws, getting along well and enjoying each other's company.
10. He was known for his amicable nature, always able to bring people together and find ways to resolve conflicts peacefully.
11. Despite their differences, they reached an amicable solution.
12. The negotiations concluded with an amicable agreement.
13. Their amicable divorce surprised many of their friends.
14. The team maintained an amicable atmosphere throughout the project.
15. The neighbors have an amicable relationship, always helping each other.
16. It's refreshing to see such an amicable partnership in business.
17. The leaders met for an amicable discussion on trade.
18. The siblings have an amicable rivalry, always pushing each other to excel.
19. The coach fosters an amicable team dynamic among the players.
20. The colleagues parted ways on amicable terms.
21. Despite the disagreement, they remain amicable friends.
22. The competitors displayed an amicable attitude during the game.
23. The countries share an amicable border with minimal disputes.
24. The courtroom proceedings were surprisingly amicable.

companionable,friendly,neighborly

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friendly, hostile, antagonistic, unfriendly

affable,agreeable,amiable,civil,conciliatory,congenial,cooperative,cordial,courteous,fraternal,harmonious,peaceful

Suffix -able, ACT 12 (American College Testing), Attraction and Allure, Composure and Amiability

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