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am·i·ca·ble

amicable

 
 
pronunciation:
ae mih k bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: characterized by good will; friendly.
Their divorce was bitter, but their relationship has become more amicable since then.
synonyms:
affable, amiable, companionable, congenial, friendly, genial, good-humored, good-natured, neighborly, peaceable, pleasant, sociable
antonyms:
acrimonious, bellicose, bitter, rancorous, unfriendly
similar words:
accessible, agreeable, approachable, charming, civil, communicative, cordial, easygoing, engaging, gracious, kind, kindhearted, likable, pleasing, polite, understanding, well-mannered, winning
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)amicable completely, fairly, generally, highly, initially, less, mutually, perfectly, quite, relatively
(adj.)amicable + noun accord, agreement, arrangement, atmosphere, breakup, coexistence, conclusion, conversation, couple, departure, discussion, dispute, divorce, exchange, fashion, guest, interaction, management, manner, parting, partnership, peace, relation, relationship, resolution, separation, settlement, solution, sort, split, talk, transfer  [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: amicably (adv.), amicability (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word amicable contains the following parts:
am, ama, amor Latin root that means love, friendship
synonyms:
phil, philo, -philia, -phile
 
-able, -ible, -ble Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being, doing, or undergoing
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The suffix -able , and its variants, is attached to Latin verb roots or English transitive verbs to form adjectives. (In a small set of cases, -able is attached to a noun, e.g. knowledgeable and marriageable.) For spelling purposes, it is useful to know that -able is more likely to be added to a whole English word (comparable , adorable ), while -ible is more likely to follow a bound root (visible , legible ). However,there are still many words which combine a root with -able (capable , inevitable ). The suffix -ity can be added to any adjective ending in -able , -ible , -ble to produce a corresponding noun ending in -ability, -ibility, -bility (possible + -ity > possibility; irrevocable + -ity > irrevocability.)
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acceptable, accessible, admissible, adorable, amiable, amicable, audible, avoidable, believable, bearable, biodegradable, capable, calculable, cognizable, comparable, compatible, comprehensible, conformable, conversable, convertible, corrigible, credible, creditable, curable, dependable, despicable, disagreeable, disposable, divisible, eligible, explicable, flammable, flexible, illegible, illimitable, imaginable, immiscible, immovable, immutable, impalpable, impassable, impeccable, impermeable, impermissible, imperturbable, implacable, implausible, imponderable, impossible, impregnable, inalienable, inaudible, incapable, incalculable, incommunicable, incomprehensible, inconceivable, detectable, conceivable, incorrigible, incredible, incurable, indefeasible, indelible, indescribable, indestructible, indivisible, indomitable, ineligible, ineluctable, ineradicable, inescapable, inevitable, inexorable, inexpiable, inexplicable, infallible, inhospitable, inimitable, inscrutable, inseparable, insuperable, intangible, interminable, intractable, invaluable, invariable, invincible, invisible, irrefragable, irrefutable, irremissible, irreparable, irreversible, irrevocable, legible, likable, lovable, manageable, measurable, movable, navigable, notable, opposable, palpable, perishable, permissible, placable, portable, possible, potable, predictable, preferable, prescriptible, recognizable, remissible, reprehensible, reversible, risible, semipermeable, sensible, superable, susceptible, tangible, tenable, tolerable, tractable, transmissible, unsupportable, usable, viable, visible, washable, affordable, allowable, reliable, remarkable, approachable, disputable, drinkable, durable, eatable, renewable, sustainable, unshakable