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amicable

adjective

Definition: characterized by friendliness

Synonyms: peaceable, friendly, amiable, neighborly, agreeable

Antonyms: bellicose, contentious, hostile, quarrelsome, uncooperative

Tips: While amicable and amiable are closely related in meaning, amicable is generally used when talking about relations between people, while amiable is used to describe the people themselves: "They have an amicable (friendly) relationship because they are both so amiable (friendly)."

Usage Examples:

Our companies came to an amicable agreement and decided to work on the project together. (friendly, peaceable)

I didn’t realize she wasn’t happy with the service we’ve been providing; she was actually quite amicable when we spoke last week. (agreeable, amiable)

We reached an amicable settlement despite a few arguments along the way. (peaceable, agreeable, amiable)

I was sad to see my friends divorce, but I was glad that at least it was amicable. (peaceable, friendly)


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