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amiability

ay mee uh bi luh tee

  • n  a cheerful and agreeable mood
  • n  a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)

  • Though he could manage a sort of gruff amiability with strangers, his was, in fact, a withdrawn, suspicious and, above all, controlling nature.
  • He has the doughy shape, the domineering amiability and, ultimately, the demented perseverance of an ursine Michael Moore.
  • There, a Canadian named Gordon Northcott (nicely played by Jason Butler Harner as a man who tries to hide his darkest impulses under the aw-shucks amiability of a Gary Cooper rube .
Quotes

  • Desmond Morton in Investor's Business Daily (subscription)
    There was a shrewd and tough mind behind his amiability,Morton told IBD.
  • Peter Mayle in San Francisco Chronicle
    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...
  • Helen Suzman in Aljazeera.net
    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,...

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