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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.There was some hostility in the past, but the two nations are now on friendly terms.
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.I know him, but I'm not actually friendly with him.The dog seemed friendly so we came closer.
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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