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 for amiable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Amiable \A"mi*a*ble\, a. [F. amiable, L. amicabilis friendly,
     fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. The meaning has been
     influenced by F. aimable, L. amabilis lovable, fr. amare to
     love. Cf. Amicable, Amorous, Amability.]
     1. Lovable; lovely; pleasing. [Obs. or R.]
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              So amiable a prospect.                --Sir T.
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     2. Friendly; kindly; sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper
        or mood; amiable ideas.
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     3. Possessing sweetness of disposition; having sweetness of
        temper, kind-heartedness, etc., which causes one to be
        liked; as, an amiable woman.
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     4. Done out of love. [Obs.]
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              Lay an amiable siege to the honesty of this Ford's
              wife.                                 --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: disposed to please; "an amiable villain with a cocky
             sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson [syn: amiable, good-
             humored, good-humoured]
      2: diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an
         amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial
         greeting"; "a genial host" [syn: affable, amiable,
         cordial, genial]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "amiable":
     accommodating, affable, affectionate, agreeable, amicable,
     approachable, benevolent, benign, benignant, blissful, bonhomous,
     brotherly, cheerful, civil, clubbable, clubbish, clubby,
     communicative, companionable, companionate, compatible,
     complaisant, compliant, congenial, cordial, courteous, decent,
     desirable, dulcet, easy, easy-natured, en rapport, enjoyable, fair,
     fair and pleasant, favorable, felicific, felicitous, fine,
     fit for society, fond of society, fraternal, friendlike, friendly,
     generous, genial, gentle, good, good-hearted, good-humored,
     good-natured, good-tempered, goodly, gracious, grateful,
     gratifying, gregarious, harmonious, heart-warming, hearty, honeyed,
     hospitable, indulgent, kind, kindly, lenient, liberal, likable,
     mannerly, mellifluous, mellow, mild, neighborlike, neighborly,
     nice, obliging, open, openhearted, overindulgent, overpermissive,
     peaceable, permissive, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable,
     pleasure-giving, pleasureful, receptive, responsive, rewarding,
     satisfying, simpatico, sisterly, sociable, social, social-minded,
     sweet, sweet-tempered, sympathique, tractable, unhostile, urbane,
     warm, warmhearted, welcome, welcoming, well-affected,
     well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant,
     well-natured, winning, winsome

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