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Synonyms for friendly
ˈfrɛnd lifriend·ly

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term friendly.


  1. friendlyadverb

    friendlily, amicably


  2. friendlynoun

    Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.

    Pets must be friendly, working animals rather obedient

    amicably, friendlily


  3. friendlyadjective

    Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.

    He gave a friendly smile.


  4. friendlyadjective


  5. friendlyadjective


  6. friendlyadjective

    The soldier was killed by friendly fire.


  7. friendlyadjective

    friendly numbers, friendly pairs, friendly n-tuples


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. friendly

    Friendly, as said of persons, signifies having the disposition of a friend; as said of acts, it signifies befitting or worthy of a friend. The adjective friendly does not reach the full significance of the nouns "friend" and "friendship;" one may be friendly to those who are not his friends, and to be in friendly relations often signifies little more than not to be hostile. In its application to persons, accessible is used of public and eminent persons, who might, if disposed, hold themselves at a distance from others. Companionable and sociable refer to manner and behavior, cordial and genial express genuine kindliness of heart. We speak of a cordial greeting, a favorable reception, a neighborly call, a sociable visitor, an amicable settlement, a kind interest, a friendly regard, a hearty welcome. The Saxon friendly is stronger than the Latin amicable; the amicable may be merely formal; the friendly is from the heart. Fond is commonly applied to an affection that becomes, or at least appears, excessive. Affectionate, devoted, and tender are almost always used in a high and good sense; as, an affectionate son; a devoted friend; "the tender mercy of our God," Luke i, 78. Compare FRIENDSHIP.

    accessible, affable, affectionate, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, cordial, favorable, fond, genial, hearty, kind, kindly, loving, neighborly, sociable, social, tender, well-disposed

    adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. friendly

    well-inclined, welldisposed, amicable, kindly, social, neighborly, sociable, affectionate, favorable, cordial

    ill-inclined, ill-disposed, hostile, inimical, adverse, antagonistic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. friendlyadjective

    troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces

    "friendlies came to their rescue"

    hostile, unfriendly, beetle-browed, uncordial, chilly, unneighborly, unneighbourly, scowling

  2. friendlyadjective

    characteristic of or befitting a friend

    "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"

    favorable, well-disposed

    hostile, unneighbourly, chilly, uncordial, unfriendly, unneighborly, beetle-browed, scowling

  3. friendly, favorable, well-disposedadjective

    inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile

    "a government friendly to our interests"; "an amicable agreement"

    favorable, favourable, golden, prosperous, well-disposed, lucky

    hostile, unneighborly, uncordial, beetle-browed, unfriendly, scowling, chilly, unneighbourly

  4. friendlyadjective

    easy to understand or use

    "user-friendly computers"; "a consumer-friendly policy"; "a reader-friendly novel"

    favorable, well-disposed

    hostile, unneighbourly, unneighborly, unfriendly, beetle-browed, scowling, chilly, uncordial

  5. friendlyadjective

    of or belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally

    "in friendly territory"; "he was accidentally killed by friendly fire"

    favorable, well-disposed

    hostile, scowling, unneighborly, unneighbourly, beetle-browed, unfriendly, uncordial, chilly

Editors Contribution

  1. xenial

    quiet appreciative xenial-person perceptive xenial: adjective used to describe a friendly relationship between a host and their guests.

    he came across very xenial at the party last night.

    Submitted by anonymous on August 30, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. friendlyadjective

    amicable, fraternal, neighborly, kind, well-affected, on good terms, on friendly terms; on a friendly, familiar, or intimate footing; not hostile, not inimical

  2. friendlyadjective

    favorable, propitious, salutary

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. friendlyadjective

    amicable, favorable, kind, fraternal, hospitable, neighborly, cordial, favorable, propitious, salutary, advantageous



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How to use friendly in a sentence?

  1. Adam Sager:

    Hopefully, ours is a friendly system in your home to warn you that things are going wrong.

  2. David Cockfield:

    This is an ideology that is not corporate-friendly.

  3. Dan Gibson:

    We are excited to be the first and only city in the Deep South to offer an incentive like this to remote workers, our warm and friendly people, the( Mississippi) river at our feet, our history and our beautiful sunsets make Natchez a great city to call home.

  4. Steven Englander:

    The dollar is coming off because there is a big focus on the earnings number and in the short-term it takes some pressure off rates, we have seen 10-year rates go down by 2 basis points. The market looks at this and says this is not a particularly dollar friendly number in the very short-term, but for the economy it is a great number.

  5. Bertrand Camus:

    It’s the implementation of a friendly solution ... with scenarios that could be different, but that could lead to an offer for all of it (Suez).

Translations for friendly

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  • لطيفArabic
  • приятелски мач, дружелюбен, приветлив, приятелскиBulgarian
  • amistósCatalan, Valencian
  • přátelskýCzech
  • venligt, venskabelig, venskabskamp, venlig, venligsindetDanish
  • Freundschaftsspiel, freundlichGerman
  • φιλικός, φιλικάGreek
  • amike, amikaEsperanto
  • amistoso, amigableSpanish
  • sõbralik, sõbralikultEstonian
  • دوستانهPersian
  • ystävällismielinen, oma, ystävällinen, ystävyysotteluFinnish
  • amicale, amical, aimablement, match amical, ami, gentiment, alliée, allié, gentille, amicalement, aimable, gentilFrench
  • càirdeilScottish Gaelic
  • amigableGalician
  • अनुकूलHindi
  • barátságosan, baráti, barátságosHungarian
  • ընկերական, ընկերաբար, բարեկամականArmenian
  • vingjarnlegur, vináttuleikur, vinalegurIcelandic
  • amichevoleItalian
  • יְדִידוּתִיHebrew
  • 気さく, 人当たりのよい, 味方, フレンドシップマッチ, 友好的, 親善試合, 親切, 愛想のよいJapanese
  • vriendschappelijk, bondgenoot, vriendelijk, sympathiek, aangenaam, bevriende, hartelijk, bevriendDutch
  • vennskapskampNorwegian
  • przyjaznyPolish
  • amistoso, amigo, amigável, amigavelmentePortuguese
  • amical, (în mod) prietenos, prietenos, prieteneșteRomanian
  • любезный, дружелюбный, приве́тливо, любе́зно, товарищеский, дружелю́бно, дружественный, дружеский, дру́жественно, приветливыйRussian
  • prijateljskiSerbo-Croatian
  • prijáteljskiSlovene
  • miqësorAlbanian
  • vänlig, träningsmatch, vänskapsmatchSwedish
  • நட்புTamil
  • flenöfikVolapük
  • חבֿרישYiddish
  • 友好Chinese

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