Antonyms for amiable

crotchety, catty, willful, balky, froward, remote, riley, ticklish, recalcitrant, antisocial, scrappy, bloody-minded, fussy, unappealing, asocial, bad, morose, shirty, fiery, mischievous, ferocious, quick-tempered, Brawly, standoff, foaming, snippy, ill-humored, aggressive, naughty, grim, ill-mannered, thin-skinned, contentious, intractable, acrimonious, mortal, disagreeable, huffy, ungenial, rebel, counter, cantankerous, perverse, sanguine, ungovernable, negative, belligerent, unattractive, irritable, fell, hateful, unruly, petulant, disobedient, snappy, rude, inflamed, outraged, Horn-mad, crabby, rotten, cold-eyed, roiled, bilious, cheesed off, vicious, bloodthirsty, mad, malign, grouchy, bearish, Misbehaving, inconsiderate, murderous, Ticked, cruel, antagonistic, gruff, snarky, Hopping, riled, snappish, untoward, contrary, dyspeptic, angered, adversarial, controversial, antipathetic, ratty, virulent, unsavory, prickly, angry, adverse, unpleasing, malevolent, raspy, apoplectic, argumentative, grumpy, unkind, unwelcome, unfriendly, bloody, distant, malicious, gladiatorial, stuffy, disputatious, discordant, sulky, sanguineous, crabbed, sour, nasty, peevish, confrontational, ireful, cool, frosty, unpleasant, unfavorable, ungracious, polemical, errant, incensed, restive, cross, hot, steamed up, infuriate, adversary, unenjoyable, indignant, boorish, enraged, contumacious, prejudicial, wroth, cold, unbending, displeasing, malignant, choleric, uncivil, dry, ill-natured, Rankled, short-tempered, wayward, wrathful, martial, Incompliant, yucky, ill-tempered, warlike, steaming, ballistic, unclubbable, crusty, Snippety, pettish, unmannerly, Unamiable, inimical, insubordinate, Murdering, touchy, defiant, truculent, savage, testy, discourteous, unsociable, teed off, cranky, infuriated, sanguinary, churlish, rabid, disadvantageous, buttoned-up, distasteful, Chippy, jaundiced, bellicose, querulous, detached, hostile, Fuming, irascible, aloof, despiteful, bitter, wicked, feisty, sullen, military, homicidal, recusant, militant, tetchy, splenetic, obstreperous, livid, pugnacious, unpalatable, waspish, surly, offish, fierce, vinegary, sore, furious, acid, soldierly, irate, inhospitable, harsh, assaultive, standoffish, unlovely, uncongenial, spiteful, quarrelsome, impolite, icky, agonistic, refractory, rebellious, dogged, unsympathetic, ornery, combative.

Quotes of amiable

  1. For certainly there cannot be a higher pleasure than to think that we love and are beloved by the most amiable and best Being. – Mary Astell
  2. There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions. – Jane Austen
  3. People care more about being thought to have taste than about being thought either good, clever or amiable – Samuel Butler
  4. Her great merit is finding out mine; there is nothing so amiable as discernment. – George Byron
  5. How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success. – William Ellery Channing
  6. It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. – Benjamin Disraeli
  7. The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest goal free man can set themselves is an amiable mediocrity. Excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life. – John W. Gardner
  8. Of all the Beauties, it is that which attracts the most lasting Admiration, gives the greatest Charm to every thing we say or do, and renders us amiable in every Station, and thro' every Stage of Life. – Eliza Haywood
  9. All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted; its mild and amiable affections are suppressed; and with them, virtuous Principles are laid prostrate. – Charles Inglis
  10. Only he who desires is amiable and not he who is satiated. – Thomas Mann
  11. Once upon a time there was a Queen who had a son so ugly and so misshapen that it was long disputed whether he had human form. A fairy who was at his birth said, however, that he would be very amiable for all that, since he would have uncommon good sense. – Charles Perrault

Usage examples for amiable

  1. The dry humor of the cowboy, the amiable ease, were wanting. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. His manners appeared to be no less amiable than those of the Minister. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  3. His feelings, though amiable and correct, were of an intellectual cast. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  4. How amiable thou art. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. Mrs. Elder did not feel very amiable – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  6. She became especially fond of the ill- fated but amiable Lord Runswick- Barty's father. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  7. " 'Perhaps your ten francs is not enough, ' said the amiable kind- hearted girl; 'my mother told me to offer you this money. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  8. Amiable combines the senses of lovable or lovely and loving; the amiable character has ready affection and kindliness for others, with the qualities that are adapted to win their love; amiable is a higher and stronger word than good- natured or agreeable. Lovely is often applied to externals; as, a lovely face. Amiable denotes a disposition desirous to cheer, please, and make happy. A selfish man of the world may have the art to be agreeable; a handsome, brilliant, and witty person may be charming or even attractive, while by no means amiable The engaging, winning, and winsome add to amiability something of beauty, accomplishments, and grace. The benignant are calmly kind, as from a height and a distance. Kind, good- natured people may be coarse and rude, and so fail to be agreeable or pleasing; the really amiable are likely to avoid such faults by their earnest desire to please. The good- natured have an easy disposition to get along comfortably with every one in all circumstances. A sweet disposition is very sure to be amiable the loving heart bringing out all that is lovable and lovely in character. –  by
  9. The old maid had a good heart and an amiable temper. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  10. She felt she had to grapple with and overcome Aunt Plessington, or be for ever fallen- at least, so far as that amiable lady's report went, and she knew it went pretty far. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  11. Prince, it is very amiable on your part to bring him to me. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. Why, my dear boy, your liver's out of order, or you, Antony Grace, the amiable would never have made a speech like that. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  13. She was apparently very amiable and certainly very distinguee in her manners, and we saw a great deal of her as she was a great favourite with Madame d'Albret. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  14. This remark came from the Major- not in too amiable a tone of voice. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  15. Can't you see that only a person of an amiable trusting nature would go out and leave every door and window stretched wide? – The Motor Maids by Rose, Shamrock and Thistle by Katherine Stokes
  16. It is very amiable and noble in you to have kept this surprise for us in your older days. – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. He is a young man of good family, and has some fortune, and that makes him welcome in most houses in town, while he is agreeable, well- looking, and thoroughly amiable – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  18. He seems very amiable – Plays: Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor by William Somerset Maugham
  19. Why can't he be amiable – Will of the Mill by George Manville Fenn
  20. Ten minutes for prayer is a good while to allow you, my amiable friend; we ain't heard for our much speaking, are we, Brother Gholson? – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable