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Characterized by friendliness and absence of discord:‘an amicable settlement of the dispute’‘the meeting was relatively amicable’
friendly, good-natured, cordial, civil, courteous, polite, easy, easy-going, neighbourly, brotherly, fraternal, harmonious, cooperative, civilizednon-hostile, peaceable, peaceful, conflict-freeView synonyms
- ‘The disputed area can also be discussed after some time and an amicable settlement may be given to the court for its verdict.’
- ‘The event was a particularly amicable one and the result for Europeans, especially the Scots, could not have been better.’
- ‘We're still really good friends and it's all very amicable, but it just wasn't working and hadn't done so for quite some time.’
- ‘They then moved to India and Pakistan where they formed an amicable relationship with the British.’
- ‘Two decades on, Mesnel is a millionaire, albeit a very polite and amicable one, and without, it seems, a single element of ego.’
- ‘Robson is an amicable bloke with a marvellous CV and his bitterness at being shown the door was as obvious as it was understandable.’
- ‘Although traffic wardens are not known for being popular, friends said Milroy was an easygoing, amicable character.’
- ‘He urged the youths from both sides to forget the bitter past and create an amicable environment for everyone to live in peace.’
- ‘It may be still some time before an amicable solution is arrived at.’
- ‘But, at least in the beginning, relations between the neighboring states were largely amicable.’
- ‘Normally, this is one of the quieter, friendlier, more amicable sessions of the week.’
- ‘Though we believe we have a chance of remaining independent, we have to work together and would like to have an amicable relationship.’
- ‘He recently admitted the trio regularly congratulate themselves on having such an amicable relationship.’
- ‘They have not been in court before now for custody of the child and had reached an amicable arrangement over visiting rights.’
- ‘Once Mr Ahern had clarified the position, the conversation was amicable.’
- ‘A swift and amicable settlement to this dispute is needed now.’
- ‘And it is the sort of amicable relationship which the company has long been known for.’
- ‘The conversation was amicable, as befitted a meeting between two old friends.’
- ‘Spokespersons for the pair say it's an amicable split and that the two remain friends.’
- ‘It was amicable and did not last long - little more than an hour.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘pleasant, benign’, applied to things): from late Latin amicabilis, from Latin amicus friend.
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