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Amiable


A'MIABLE, adjective [Latin amabilis; from amo, to love.]

1. Lovely; worth of love; deserving of affection; applied usually to persons. But in Psalms 84:1, there is an exception, 'How amiable are the tabernacles, O Lord.'

2. Pretending or showing love.

Lay amiable siege to the honesty of this Ford's wife.

But this use is not legitimate.