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Synonyms for friendly
ˈfrɛnd li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. friendly(adj)

    troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces

    "friendlies came to their rescue"

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

  2. friendly(adj)

    characteristic of or befitting a friend

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

    Synonyms:
    favorable, well-disposed

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

  3. friendly, favorable, well-disposed(adj)

    inclined to help or support; not antagonistic or hostile

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

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

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

  4. friendly(adj)

    easy to understand or use

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

    Synonyms:
    favorable, well-disposed

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

  5. friendly(adj)

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

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

    Synonyms:
    favorable, well-disposed

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

Wiktionary

  1. friendly(adverb)

    Synonyms:
    amicably, friendlily

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

  2. friendly(noun)

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

    Pets must be friendly, working animals rather obedient

    Synonyms:
    amicably, friendlily

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

  3. friendly(adjective)

    Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.

    He gave a friendly smile.

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

  4. friendly(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

  5. friendly(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

  6. friendly(adjective)

    The soldier was killed by friendly fire.

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

  7. friendly(adjective)

    friendly numbers, friendly pairs, friendly n-tuples

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

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.

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

    Antonyms:
    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

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

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

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. friendly(a.)

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

  2. friendly(a.)

    Synonyms:
    favorable, propitious, salutary

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. friendly(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    unfriendly

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How to use friendly in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Simmonds:

    Of course the animals have been missing the visitors, the gorillas have really been looking out for people, i am absolutely sure they are going to be really excited when they see lots of friendly visitor faces visiting them tomorrow.

  2. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.

  3. Clark Kauffman:

    I’d say this is a business-friendly bill and I’d ask for your support.

  4. Gianni Infantino:

    I was told people, police in the Red Square are smiling, when they are asked for some information, they are very friendly. This is great. This is exactly what Russia is. This is the new image that we have about Russia.

  5. General Douglas MacArthur:

    On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days and other fields will bear the fruits of victory.


Translations for friendly

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  • لطيفArabic
  • приятелски мач, приятелски, дружелюбен, приветливBulgarian
  • amistósCatalan, Valencian
  • přátelskýCzech
  • venskabskamp, venlig, venskabelig, venligsindet, venligtDanish
  • freundlich, FreundschaftsspielGerman
  • φιλικός, φιλικάGreek
  • amika, amikeEsperanto
  • amigable, amistosoSpanish
  • sõbralik, sõbralikultEstonian
  • دوستانهPersian
  • ystävällinen, oma, ystävällismielinen, ystävyysotteluFinnish
  • amical, ami, amicale, gentille, gentiment, alliée, amicalement, gentil, aimable, allié, match amical, aimablementFrench
  • càirdeilScottish Gaelic
  • amigableGalician
  • अनुकूलHindi
  • barátságosan, baráti, barátságosHungarian
  • բարեկամական, ընկերական, ընկերաբարArmenian
  • vingjarnlegur, vináttuleikur, vinalegurIcelandic
  • amichevoleItalian
  • יְדִידוּתִיHebrew
  • 味方, 愛想のよい, 親切, 親善試合, 友好的, 気さく, フレンドシップマッチ, 人当たりのよいJapanese
  • bondgenoot, bevriend, vriendschappelijk, aangenaam, vriendelijk, sympathiek, hartelijk, bevriendeDutch
  • vennskapskampNorwegian
  • przyjaznyPolish
  • amigável, amigo, amistoso, amigavelmentePortuguese
  • (în mod) prietenos, prietenește, amical, prietenosRomanian
  • приве́тливо, любе́зно, товарищеский, дружелю́бно, дружественный, дружеский, приветливый, дру́жественно, дружелюбный, любезныйRussian
  • prijateljskiSerbo-Croatian
  • prijáteljskiSlovene
  • miqësorAlbanian
  • vänlig, vänskapsmatch, träningsmatchSwedish
  • நட்புTamil
  • flenöfikVolapük
  • חבֿרישYiddish
  • 友好Chinese

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