[编辑] GRE 红宝书
- n. 和蔼的, 亲切的
- ［英］ n. 和蔼的, 亲切的 ( good natured, affable, genial, cordial)
- ［类］ 反义词: inimical ( 敌意的)
- ［同］ 派生词: amiability ( n. 友好, 和蔼可亲)
- ［例］ She is amiable, not aloof.
[编辑] Webster Collegiate
- Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin amicabilis friendly, from Latin amicus friend; akin to Latin amare to love
- Date: 14th century
- 1. archaic pleasing, admirable
- a. generally agreeable an amiable comedy
- b. being friendly, sociable, and congenial
- • amiability noun
- • amiableness noun
- • amiably adverb
- amiable, good-natured, obliging, complaisant mean having the desire or disposition to please. amiable implies having qualities that make one liked and easy to deal with an amiable teacher not easily annoyed. good-natured implies cheerfulness or helpfulness and sometimes a willingness to be imposed upon a good-natured girl who was always willing to pitch in. obliging stresses a friendly readiness to be helpful our obliging innkeeper found us a bigger room. complaisant often implies passivity or a yielding to others because of weakness was too complaisant to protest a decision he thought unfair.