amicable | amicably

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Civil Services

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Meaning(s)

characterized by friendliness or goodwill

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The term ‘amicable’ is typically used in the contexts of relationships or agreements, describing something that is peaceable and good-natured despite the high possibility of disagreement or rancour due to the difficulty of the situation. In that regard, it can be seen as being a positive within an overall negative.

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Synonyms agreeable,pleasant,concordant
Antonyms disagreeable,contentious,rude

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  1. I was expecting my divorce to be messy, but to my pleasant surprise it was all quite amicable.

  2. The meeting lasted over 3 hours, but in the end we managed to amicably resolve our dispute.

  3. The amicableness of their relationship has vanished, and the two companies are now bitter rivals.

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