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amicable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of amicable

  1. 1 having or marked by agreement in feeling or action the contract negotiations between the hotel workers and management were reasonably amicable Synonyms of amicable agreeable, harmonious, compatible, congenial, frictionless, kindred, unanimous, unitedWords Related to amicable pacific, peaceable, peaceful; collaborating, cooperative, symbiotic, synergetic, synergic; noncompetitive, nonconflicting, uncompetitive; sympathetic, tolerant, understanding; affable, amiable, cordial, friendly, genial, neighborlyNear Antonyms of amicable antagonistic, antipathetic, clashing, conflicting, hostile, inimical, unfriendly; belligerent, contentious, quarrelsome; contradicting, contradictory, contrary, opposing, opposite; competing, competitive, rivaling (or rivalling)Antonyms of amicable disagreeable, discordant, disharmonious, disunited, incompatible, inharmonious, uncongenial

  2. 2 having or showing kindly feeling and sincere interest finds his coworkers at his new job just as amicable as he ever could have hoped Synonyms of amicable friendly, bonhomous, buddy-buddy, chummy, collegial, companionable, comradely, cordial, genial, hail-fellow, hail-fellow-well-met, hearty, matey [chiefly British], neighborly, palsy, palsy-walsy [slang], warm, warmheartedWords Related to amicable affable, agreeable, approachable, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious, nice, sweet; clubby, convivial, folksy, gregarious, hospitable, sociable, social; jolly, jovial, merry; extroverted (also extraverted), outgoing; brotherly, fraternal, sisterly; close, familiar, intimate; adoring, affectionate, devoted, fond, lovesome, loving, tender, tenderheartedNear Antonyms of amicable alienated, estranged; chilly, cold, cold-blooded, cool, frigid, frosty, glacial, icy, wintry (also wintery); unsociable, unsocial; aggressive, argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, disputatious, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent; inhospitable, inimicalAntonyms of amicable antagonistic, hostile, unfriendly

Synonym Discussion of amicable

amicable, neighborly, friendly mean exhibiting goodwill and an absence of antagonism. amicable implies a state of peace and a desire on the part of the parties not to quarrel.
    • maintained amicable relations
neighborly implies a disposition to live on good terms with others and to be helpful on principle.
    • neighborly concern
friendly stresses cordiality and often warmth or intimacy of personal relations.
    • sought friendly advice

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