amiability amiability  /ˌeɪ mi ə ˈbɪ lə ti/


  1. (n) a cheerful and agreeable mood
  2. (n) a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)


  1. Though he could manage a sort of gruff amiability with strangers, his was, in fact, a withdrawn, suspicious and, above all, controlling nature.
  2. He has the doughy shape, the domineering amiability and, ultimately, the demented perseverance of an ursine Michael Moore.
  3. Incarnating amiability with an undercoat of evil can be a benison to an actor.



  1. "There was a shrewd and tough mind behind his amiability," Morton told IBD.
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Desmond Morton Source: Investor's Business Daily (subscription)

  2. "Russell was the soul of charm and amiability," said novelist Peter Mayle, an old friend of Scott's who lives in Provence and wrote the book "A Good Year" simultaneously while the director was developing the movie. "Ridley even smiled from...
    on Sep 12, 2006 By: Peter Mayle Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Helen Suzman, the only member of parliament during apartheid rule to oppose the white government's policies, told Al Jazeera: "I've only met Zuma once and his amiability is undeniable. He exudes it. He will be populist. He's popular with the masses,...
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: Helen Suzman Source:

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