[ US /ˌeɪmiəˈbɪɫəti/ ]
[ UK /ˌeɪmiəbˈɪlɪti/ ]
[ UK /ˌeɪmiəbˈɪlɪti/ ]
- a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
- a cheerful and agreeable mood
How To Use amiability In A Sentence
- I wish to ask your pardon for my silly speeches at the table, and for all my unamiability, and to assure you I have not forgotten your great services to me, and I am not ungrateful. The Rose of Old St. Louis
- There was some simple, radical difference about him; he hoped it was genius, feared it was madness, devoted himself to amiability and inconspicuousness. The Worst Years of Your Life
- In the second half of the book, Athill describes, with a strange combination of amiability and mercilessness, the main writers with whom she worked.
- First families are often very agreeable, undeniably respectable, fearfully virtuous, and it takes great faith to resist an evil principle which incarnates itself in the suavities of their breeding and amiability; and therefore it was that Mrs. Scudder felt her heart heavy within her, and could with a very good grace have joined in the Doctor's The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859
- She saw Richard's quick, sharp glance at both of them, and then his shuttered amiability descended again. THE WHITE DOVE
- He combined an inherent amiability and decency, a lightning-fast wit, and shrewd and opportunistic appreciation of the emerging media of his era, with a canny awareness of how far satire could go without giving offense.
- Whether cast as heroes or villains, Horst Tappert had an air of amiability about him that was hard to dislike, a hangdog avuncularity that put him in the company of actors like Walter Matthau and Peter Falk. Death Notice: Horst Tappert
- It is not to be called amiability, it is her duty; a slave does not dictate to a master. The Count of Monte Cristo
- The amiability is the author's and it is the amiability of the measured Augustan, who sees life steadily, sees it whole and gets a jolly good laugh out of it. The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion Forum
- I ventured feebly to say that I did not see how progress could be made in any art or science, or indeed in anything at all, without more or less self-seeking, and hence unamiability. Erewhon