Amicable vs. Amiable

By Jaxson

  • Amiable

    Amiable (1891–1915) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1894 Epsom Oaks and 1,000 Guineas Stakes despite having severe stringhalt in both hind limbs. Amiable raced until she was three years old, retiring in 1895 to the Duke of Portland’s Welbeck Stud. Plagued with fertility problems, Amiable was a failure as a broodmare and produced only one foal that survived to adulthood. She was pensioned for the last 11 years of her life and was euthanized at the age of 24 in November 1915.

  • Amicable (adjective)

    Showing friendliness or goodwill.

    “They hoped to reach an amicable agreement.”

    “He was an amicable fellow with an easy smile.”

  • Amiable (adjective)

    Friendly; kind; sweet; gracious

    “an amiable temper”

    “amiable ideas”

  • Amiable (adjective)

    Of a pleasant and likeable nature; kind-hearted; easy to like

    “an amiable person”

  • Amicable (adjective)

    characterized by friendliness and absence of discord

    “the meeting was relatively amicable”

    “an amicable settlement of the dispute”

  • Amiable (adjective)

    having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner

    “the amiable young man greeted me enthusiastically”

Oxford Dictionary

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