Synonyms and Antonyms of amenability

  1. 1 a desire or disposition to please <our circle of friends tends to take advantage of Will's amenability, usually not even bothering to ask him what he wants to do> Synonyms complaisance, amiability, 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

  2. 2 cheerful readiness to do something <our cat Figaro hasn't shown much amenability to going outside now that the weather's cold> Synonyms alacrity, gameness, goodwill, obligingness, willingnessRelated Words celerity, quickness, rapidity, speed, speediness, swiftness; dispatch, promptitude, promptness; ardor, avidity, eagerness, enthusiasm, exuberance, fervor, gusto, keenness, relish, zeal, zest; agreeableness, geniality, good-naturedness, heartiness, warmth; open-mindedness, receptiveness, receptivity, responsivenessNear Antonyms leisureliness, pokiness, slowness, sluggishness; apathy, disinterestedness, halfheartedness, indifference, lukewarmness, perfunctoriness; delay, dilatoriness, doubt, equivocation, hesitance, hesitancy, hesitation, reluctance, reservation, reticence, uncertainty, vacillation; disinclination, indisposition, recalcitrance, resistance, unwillingness; antipathy, averseness, aversion

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