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friend·ly

friendly

 
 
pronunciation:
frend li
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: friendlier, friendliest
definition 1: of, relating to, or typical of a friend or a friendship.
We've had a close, friendly relationship for years.I know him, but I'm not actually friendly with him.
antonyms:
chilly, distant, inimical
similar words:
chummy, companionable, companionate, intimate, neighborly, sociable, social, sympathetic, warm
definition 2: sociable and lacking hostility.
Our new neighbors were quite friendly, and we felt welcome in the neighborhood.The friendly campers enjoyed a meal together.I tried to be friendly toward her, but she avoided talking to me.
synonyms:
affable, amiable, amicable, chummy, congenial, pleasant, sociable, warm
antonyms:
antagonistic, antisocial, baleful, bellicose, belligerent, gruff, hostile, icy, ill, ill-disposed, inhospitable, standoffish, stern, uncongenial, unfriendly, unsociable
similar words:
approachable, companionable, convivial, cordial, genial, hospitable, intimate, kindhearted, neighborly, outgoing, social
definition 3: kind and helpful.
The friendly waiter made our meal enjoyable.
synonyms:
amiable, amicable, benevolent, kind, kindly, neighborly
antonyms:
abrupt, antagonistic, cool, dour, hostile, ill-disposed, unfriendly, wintry
similar words:
brotherly, cordial, generous, helpful, kindhearted, sisterly, sympathetic, warm, warm-hearted
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: friendlier, friendliest
definition: in a friendly manner.
He always acts very friendly with people he doesn't know.
similar words:
cordially, kindly
derivation: friendliness (n.)
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