If someone is amiable, they are friendly and pleasant to be with. You can also describe someone’s behaviour or a conversation as amiable.

1. He was an amiable, amusing fellow.
2. He raised a finger in amiable warning.

You use amicable to describe how people behave or feel when they are polite and co-operate with each other instead of arguing or fighting.

3. Kathy and Vim had their amicable divorce.
4. …after a week of amicable talks.

Other words

Instead of saying that someone is amiable, you can say that they behave amiably.

5. The Customs man smiled amiably.

Instead of describing something such as a dispute as amicable, you can say that it is settled or conducted amicably.

6. The vast majority qf disputes are settled amicably.