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