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amiability

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of amiability

  1. 1 the state or quality of having a pleasant or agreeable manner in socializing with others <the waitress's amiability is what makes eating at the diner so much fun> Synonyms affability, agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiableness, geniality, good-naturedness, good-temperedness, graciousness, niceness, personableness, pleasantness, sweetness Related Words amenability, complaisance, mellowness, sweetness and light; amicability, amicableness, amity, cordiality, empressement, friendliness, gemütlichkeit; benignity, gentleness, kindliness, kindness; cheerfulness, cheeriness, sunniness; civility, comity, considerateness, consideration, courteousness, courtesy, politeness, thoughtfulness; attractiveness, delightfulness, enjoyableness, likability, likableness, pleasingness Near Antonyms boorishness, discourtesy, impoliteness, incivility, rudeness, ungraciousness; biliousness, cantankerousness, churlishness, crankiness, fussiness, grouchiness, grumpiness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, peevishness, petulance, testiness; contentiousness, contrariness, orneriness, quarrelsomeness, querulousness; hostility, unfriendliness; sourness, vinegar Antonyms disagreeableness, unpleasantness

  2. 2 a desire or disposition to please <we had expected our rich cousin to be pushy and snobby, so we were pleasantly surprised by her amiability> Synonyms amenability, complaisance, good-naturednessRelated Words affability, amicability, amicableness, congeniality, cordiality, friendliness, geniality, sociability; agreeableness, graciousness, pleasantness; kindheartedness, kindliness, warmheartedness; acquiescence, compliance, docility, passivity, submissivenessNear Antonyms disagreeableness, sullenness, surliness, ungraciousness; disobedience, intractability, recalcitrance




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