Definition of amiability in English:



  • [mass noun] The quality of having a friendly and pleasant manner; geniality:

    ‘his good-natured amiability’
    • ‘There was a general feeling of amiability and sisterhood.’
    • ‘One of the most noticeable things about Hockney is his pleasing smile. It is lopsided, wry, infectious; it makes him seem permanently amused at the world, at himself; and it gives him an air of naive amiability.’
    • ‘He combined an inherent amiability and decency, a lightning-fast wit, and shrewd and opportunistic appreciation of the emerging media of his era, with a canny awareness of how far satire could go without giving offense.’
    • ‘He couldn't tolerate this imposed amiability.’
    • ‘I'm just trying to understand this sudden amiability.’
    friendliness, affability, cordiality
    warmth, warm-heartedness, good nature, niceness, pleasantness, agreeableness, likeability, lovableness, geniality, amicableness, amicability, sociableness
    good humour, charm, kindness, kindliness
    neighbourliness, hospitality, companionableness, sociability, gregariousness, conviviality, clubbability, personableness
    chumminess, mateyness
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